James talks up Martial links in attacking play at Manchester

Daniel James has talked up how the return of Anthony Martial in attack has helped the club reform the attacking link.

“Since he’s come back in we’ve got that focal point,” James told the Daily Mirror. “He’s a great link-up player. He can come short or go in behind.

“It’s been important for me and for Marcus since he’s come back into the team to get that interlink. Since he’s come back he’s got goals and he’s got assists and he’s been great for us.

“It was important to get three points going into the international break and move up the table. When we get back we’ve got a tough opposition against Sheffield United.

“The boys who aren’t going away on internationals can have a break now and then we’ve got a nice build up next week to go there and really perform.”

“The football we played was great,” added James. “We knew they were going to play, it was just about stopping that high up.

“I think that’s what we did and that’s where we got the goals from, winning it back in midfield and playing it forward.

“We’re really enjoying our football at the minute. Maybe it’s taken a few weeks to mould, but we’ve all got that connection together and it’s important.”

James added: “I’ve been used to it. Last season in the Championship, I had a lot of hits.

“If a defender hits you and you stay down, he might think he’s got the better of you, so to get up and keep going is important.

“I’ve always had it. It’s important to keep getting back up. It’s part of the game. If I can get forward and win free-kicks high up, then it’s good. It’s important to keep getting back up, keep playing and I enjoy it.

“Coming in was always going to be tough and it was going to be different from playing in the Championship.

“I think I’ve taken it in my stride, tried to calm myself down a bit and think ‘I’m here for a reason’.

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