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Daniel James: We could have scored ‘seven or eight’ goals against Brighton

Manchester United winger Daniel James says Manchester United could have scored seven or eight goals against Brighton this afternoon.

The Reds ran out 3-1 winners against Graham Potter’s side, but also missed a hatful of great opportunities.

Andreas Pereira opened the scoring with a deflected effort and United doubled their lead shortly after through Davy Propper’s own goal following a scramble in the box.

Marcus Rashford immediately restored the Reds’ advantage after Shane Duffy had halved the deficit midway through the second half.

James arguably had his best performance in a Unite shirt today; the Welshman was a constant menace for the Brighton defence and delivered several exceptional crosses.

‘The high press paid off, that’s what we have been about all season, playing with energy right from the start,” he said as quoted by BBC Sport.

“We were a little bit edgy when they scored and it was good to score again on the break. But we could have scored also seven or eight goals.”

Speaking about Marcus Rashford’s incredible miss, James said: “Marcus normally scores a lot of those goals, thankfully when he missed we were already 3-1 up.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have jumped up to seventh in the table going into the international break after starting today’s game in fourteenth position.

The Reds face a tough test away to high-flying Sheffield United in a fortnight’s time.

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