Daniel James accused of faking a concussion
There’s a lot to like about Manchester United’s Welsh winger Daniel James.
Blessed with incredible pace, James has bedded into his new surroundings at Old Trafford impressively following his summer move from Swansea.
However, James is also starting to gain a reputation for delving in the dark arts.
Earlier in the season, in August, Daniel James was booked for diving against Crystal Palace.
James has attracted fresh criticism during the international break.
Against Croatia, the Man United speedster went down after a collision with Domagoj Vida.
At first glance, the fear was that James may have suffered a concussion.
However, Wales manager Ryan Giggs later said the following:
We did all the (concussion) tests at half-time and he was fine.
He stayed down and was a bit streetwise.
He told the doctors ‘I’m not moving, I’m just sitting still’.
Not to get anyone sent off, he was just using his nous.
Cue the backlash against the Man United winger.
Headway, the brain injury campaign group, have posted the following reaction to the Daniel James saga on social media:
Headway has expressed its shock after hearing comments from Wales manager Ryan Giggs who said Daniel James was never knocked out or concussed but was “acting” during a match against Croatia at the weekend #ConcussionAwarehttps://t.co/pUNcPMfrhU
— Headway (@HeadwayUK) October 14, 2019
According to the Times on Tuesday, Man United are expected to react to Daniel James’s beahviour:
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the United manager, is expected to deal with the issue in his press conference for his team’s match against Liverpool on Sunday.
“It’s unusual for a player to do that.” 🤷♂️
“Is Giggs wrong for not having a pop at him? What is he supposed to say?”
Danny Murphy gives his view on Dan James bring criticised for ‘acting’. 🏴 pic.twitter.com/MF9o7KvHMT
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) October 14, 2019
Liverpool’s Mo Salah injury update before Man United
On Sunday, Man United host Liverpool at Old Trafford in the Premier League.
Liverpool are first in the division with a perfect record from eight games.
Man United are 12th in the standings, and only two points clear of the bottom three.
As confirmed in the Times on Tuesday, two of Liverpool’s key players should be available against United.
In goal, Alisson is set for his first start since playing against Norwich on the opening day of the campaign.
Up-front, Mohamed Salah is expected to be available for the Reds. Readers are told:
Alisson Becker is expected to return to Liverpool’s line-up for this weekend’s showdown with Manchester United after undertaking bespoke training sessions to speed up his recovery from injury.
Jürgen Klopp, the Liverpool manager, has never won at Old Trafford with Liverpool and is hopeful that Mohamed Salah will also be fit for the game.
Mo Salah & Alessandra Ambrosio
Liverpool’s Salah stars on the front of this month’s Middle East edition of the men’s style GQ magazine.
The Egyptian appears alongside model Alessandra Ambrosio.
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