Manchester United new boy Daniel James has been compared to iconic sprinter Usain Bolt and ‘El Fenonemo’ Ronaldo by Hungary manager Marco Rossi.
Rossi’s Hungary takes on James and his Welsh side on Tuesday in a UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying game in Budapest.
Manchester United have already agreed to terms with Swansea for James for a reported fee around £18m.
He is regarded as one of the hottest properties in the Welsh football setup, garnering comparisons to the likes of Welsh football legends Ryan Giggs and Gareth Bale.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a fan of James’ speed, skills and composure but he isn’t the only one.
Hungary’s National team manager Marco Rossi is also heavily impressed by the 21-year-old, so much so that he compared him with the likes of Usain Bolt and Brazilian world cup winning striker Ronaldo.
“James’ speed reminds me of Usain Bolt… to be so fast like him is really incredible,” said Rossi.
“In the last years I don’t remember one player that gave me the sensation.
“James’ acceleration and skill is so peculiar, which is why Manchester United have bought him.
“In the past I played against a very fast player who, according to me, was the best after Maradona – Ronaldo.
“He was not (just) known for speed but for everything.
“His acceleration looked like James. At the moment the skills are a little bit different.”
Welsh boss and Manchester United icon Ryan Giggs has also spoken highly of his protege backing him to become one of the top stars in the footballing world.
“I know the United fans will get behind him and enjoy watching him. It’s fantastic for everyone I think – for Dan, for Manchester United, and it’s a good deal for Swansea as well,” Giggs said.
“It’s the biggest club in the world so my message to him is enjoy the challenge, don’t be anyone else, and you’ll be fine.”