United saddened by the death of Maradona

Reacting to the sad news of Maradona’s passing, Robson said: 

“What a player he was – undoubtedly the best of his era and up there with the likes of Pele among the greatest ever.

“He won the 1986 World Cup for Argentina more or less on his own. The football he played and the goals he scored in that tournament were unbelievable.

“He went past five players to score against England in the quarter-final and then did exactly the same against Belgium in the semi-final. 

“He was a real character too. I played with him in quite a few charity games and he was a great person to be around.

“Of course, we met in 1984 as well. It was a great evening for us and people still talk about it 36 years later.

“To come back from 2-0 down against Barcelona is a great result at any time, but to do it against a team containing Maradona and Bernd Schuster made it even more special.

“It’s a sad day for football but he leaves us with some fantastic memories.”

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James is hitting form at a good time

So his confidence must be high in advance of Sunday’s trip to Southampton and St Mary’s is a ground that holds happy memories for the winger. James struck an absolute beauty there in August 2019, during a 1-1 draw with the Saints, cutting inside onto his right boot and curling home a cracker.

That effort was his third goal in four games following his move from Swansea City and showed his quality. However, his game is certainly not all about putting the ball into the back of the net and you wonder if Edinson Cavani will fancy getting on the end of some teasing crosses in the coming weeks.

We do know that everybody will be required during this spell and an in-form James will be a fabulous option for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, either from the outset or coming off the bench to test tired defenders. He looks certain to have a big part to play – at home and abroad.

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