It was a dream debut for Manchester United new boy Daniel James as he scored a goal soon after coming on against Chelsea during a 4-0 victory on the opening day of the Premier League.
Speaking post-match, the 21-year-old cited his late father, who died just days before his son's £15m transfer from Swansea City to Man United.
"Amazing really," James said. "It would have been amazing for him to be here today, but he's not, and I dedicate that goal to him."
The winger went on to tell MUFC that he was thinking of his family's support during the game.
They were up there in the stand today, I didn't know where about they were, I was trying to find them but it is hard to find them in front of this many fans. For them and for me, as I said you couldn't write it. To be here in the first place is an honour for me. To come on and show people why I am here is great.
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James even the lighter side of his brother's decision to omit him from his fantasy team.
— Daniel James (@Daniel_James_97) August 12, 2019