Daniel James could equal Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United record against Leicester City

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It’s safe to say, Daniel James has hit the ground running at Manchester United.

Amidst a difficult summer for the 21-year-old, he penned a five-year contract and has since gone on to prove why his new side were eager to snap him up.

James has already found the net three times in his first four appearances in a United shirt and is the club’s early season top scorer.

He netted his first goal on the opening weekend at home to Chelsea before adding to his tally against Crystal Palace and Southampton respectively.

Alongside his aim to replicate his August goal scoring form in September, equalling a club record is also up for grabs for James.

That’s because if he nets again on Saturday when Leicester City come to Old Trafford, he’ll become the second player to score in their first three league appearances at the ‘Theatre of Dreams.’

James’ first Old Trafford goal came on the opening day, coming off the bench to bag United’s fourth over Chelsea before netting again on his first home start against Palace two weeks later.

But who is the United star who currently holds the record?

Step forward Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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The United boss found the net against Blackburn Rovers, Nottingham Forest and Tottenham Hotspur back in 1996.

And there’s no doubt he’ll be up for sharing that record come Saturday night.

United currently find themselves eighth, two points off the top four and a win at the weekend could lift them into a European spot.


Solskjaer’s side will be hoping to return to winning ways on Saturday after missing out on maximum points in their last three games.

Their upcoming opponents have enjoyed a slightly better start though as they currently occupy third spot and with two wins and two draws under their belts, they go into the game unbeaten.

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