New Manchester United signing, Daniel James, scored on his Premier League debut at Old Trafford in the emphatic 4-0 win against Chelsea on Sunday and David Beckham has approved his celebration.
The 21-year-old was introduced 30 minutes into the second half, and the Welshman scored only seven minutes later, after being played in by Paul Pogba, following a swift counter-attack.
The youngster celebrated the goal by pointing to the sky in tribute to his father, who died three weeks before his £15million move to Manchester United from Swansea City.
And former United star, David Beckham, has expressed his approval of the winger’s celebration.
The Old Trafford icon commented on an Instagram post on Man United’s official page:
“That’s how players should celebrate when scoring in this shirt at our stadium.”
Daniel James himself expressed his delight on netting a goal on his debut:
“I don’t think you can sum it up,” said the Wales international.
“To come here and score on my debut is a dream come true. Ever since I’ve come here, I’ve dreamt of that and to do it on my debut is amazing.”
The goal will go down in record as the fastest goal scored by a Manchester United’s debutant, level with current manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at seven minutes.
Marcus Rashford opened the goalscoring for United, winning and converting a penalty kick after a rash tackle by Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma.
Anthony Martial got ahead of Cesar Azpilicueta to net the second goal, after a brilliant cross by Andreas Pereira found the Frenchman.
Rashford added his second and United’s third with a neat finish, just 95 seconds later, after a brilliant pass from Paul Pogba found him one-on-one with Chelsea goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga, and of course, the Englishman didn’t miss.
Daniel James finally completed the rout in the 82nd minute.
United will travel next to Molineux Stadium for their second Premier League game of the season, and James would be expecting to get a starting role when the Reds face Wolves on Monday.