Daniel James provided the vital assist as Ryan Giggs’ Wales began their UEFA Nations League with a 1-0 away victory against Finland on Thursday evening.
James was subject to criticism from sections of the United fanbase towards the end of the 2019/20 season after a dip in performances under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
But the 22-year-old has had chance to rediscover his early United form on international duty for Wales ahead of the new season and was a constant menace for the Iceland defence with his searing pace.
James was involved in the Welsh winner as he burst down the left-flank before delivering an inch-perfect left-footed cross for new Cardiff City striker Kieffer Moore.
Giggs also handed a senior debut to young United midfielder Dylan Levitt, who looked composed throughout.
As reported by the Manchester Evening News, Levitt is currently assessing his options ahead of a loan move this summer after receiving offers for a temporary exit.
United coach Mike Phelan delivered a positive verdict about his two players on the full-time whistle as they helped get Wales get off to the ideal Nations League start.
See James’ key role in the Wales winner below, via Sky Sports:
WALES LEAD 🏴
Daniel James gets away down the left and finds Kieffer Moore who fires home
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) September 3, 2020
— Mike Phelan (@Mike_Phelan_1) September 3, 2020