Daniel James is the latest to express his delight at having fans back at Old Trafford after playing in United’s 4-0 win over Everton earlier this weekend.
The young winger is set to embark on his third season at the club but has, just like every player to join the club since 2019, not played in front of a full crowd at Old Trafford as often as he would have liked.
“It’s absolutely brilliant coming out [to this crowd], we’re edging closer to the start of the season now and I’m sure next week will be ten times louder,” he is quoted as saying by the official Manchester United website.
“It kind of became normal without fans and it was a bit weird but it’s nice. We kind of got a little taste of fans again at the Euros and now to have fans here cheering us on is brilliant.
“When we’re under it a bit, they’re still cheering for us, and for me, it just drives me forward.”
James has been linked with a move away from the club, with Saturday’s opponents Leeds touted as a possible destination for the Wales international. But a move has failed to materialise, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seemingly intent on keeping him in his plans for the upcoming season.
James returned early from his off-season break, despite being involved in this summer’s European Championship. The 23-year-old helped his nation reach the round-of-16 at the tournament.