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.