Dan James is talking positively ahead of the season resuming next week. He says he is confident this team can win silverware.

Speaking to the club’s official website, James says he is optimistic about United’s chances.

United are into the fifth round of the FA Cup, the Europa League last 32, and are six points off fourth place in the Premier League.

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James said: “It would mean everything. That is why I am at this club, to win trophies. We have got a great chance in both of them.”

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The Wales international has looked spent in recent weeks. He has not scored a goal since August, and doesn’t have an assist yet in 2020.

But he is positive about his fitness, after having a week off to rest before the training camp in Marbella.

He said: “I feel great. I think the week that has just gone was a time to get your legs up and get away from football for the week. Coming back here I think everybody is in great condition and is ready for the rest of the season.”

Time for optimism

The heavy run of fixtures in December and January looked draining physically and mentally on United’s players.

While the schedule goes back to being full on from next Monday, having a fortnight between the Wolves and Chelsea games is so important for the players.

It has allowed the players a chance to reset, and James arguably needed it as much as anybody.

The winger scored against Chelsea in the last meeting in the Premier League, and began the season in terrific form.

If he can recapture that when the games begin again next week, it would be a massive boost for the team.

He has a lot to offer when he’s in form, and it’s about time he reminded everybody what he can do.

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