Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 13 November 2019

Watch: new Manchester United signing Daniel James braves Dubai heat for pre-season training

The Welsh winger posted a video on his Twitter feed showing him being put through his paces in Dubai

New Manchester United signing Daniel James has shown his eagerness to steal a march on his teammates by braving the Dubai heat to kick off his pre-season training.

The Welsh winger posted a video on his Twitter feed showing him being put through his paces at an unspecified location in the emirate in temperatures of around 40° C. United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is bound to be impressed by that level of commitment.

James, 21, signed for the Premier League club from Swansea City for a fee £15 million (Dh70m) with additional add-ons earlier this month.

James scored six goals in 39 games in England's second tier in 2018/19, prompting Solskjaer to make him his first signing since being made permanent manager of United.

While in Dubai James may bump into one of his new United teammates.

Images of Scott McTominay were also posted on social media, showing the Scotland midfielder putting himself through the grind in the sweltering UAE heat and also posing with the Burj Al Arab in the background.

The UAE is a popular holiday destination for Premier League footballers.

United midfielder and 2018 World Cup winner Paul Pogba posted videos of himself hanging out with Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma while on holiday in Dubai last month as well as visiting Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

Liverpool players Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum all visited Dubai following the conclusion of the Premier League campaign and weeks before playing the Uefa Champions League final in Madrid on June 1.

Updated: June 26, 2019 04:00 PM



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