Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is relishing the prospect of unleashing his Manchester United speed demons ahead of the club’s pre-season friendly against Perth Glory tomorrow.
The United manager has been forced to remain patient in his attempts to bolster a squad which faltered badly in April and May and missed out on Champions League qualification.
Daniel James arrived from Swansea last month, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka joined in a £50million deal from Crystal Palace in time to join the rest of the first team squad on the flight to Australia earlier this week.
Solskjaer has been impressed by the way in which James has warmed to the task of adapting to his new surroundings and been blown away by his pace.
The Norwegian believes a front three of James, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial will frighten opponents next season but revealed right-back Wan-Bissaka is no slouch either.
‘Is anyone faster than James? he said. ‘Maybe Wan-Bissaka! The two of them do have top, top speed. ‘Modern football is stop-start, it is go again, speed, tempo, quality, so those two have put their marker down. Of course, with our boys, we have got some quick ones.
‘It doesn’t matter if they are English, Norwegian, French, Brazilians, you just want good players, good people, quality and speed of course is a big thing in football nowadays.
‘The more X factors you have in a team, the better you are. Any player who plays against, say, Rashford, Martial, Dan James, with the pace they have got, I think you are worried that they can hurt you – even if they have an off day.’