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DANIEL JAMES has enjoyed a flying start to life at Manchester United - but he's the worst dribbler in the Premier League, according to the statistics.

The Welshman, 22, was signed from Swansea last summer, viewed as a future first-team star.

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The best and worst dribblers of the 2019-20 season, so far
 Dele, James and Rashford are all amongst the Prem's worst dribblers this season
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Dele, James and Rashford are all amongst the Prem's worst dribblers this season

But his blistering pace and willingness to take players on in an otherwise frustratingly conservative team made him an immediate favourite of the fans - and boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Despite that, James has the lowest dribble success rate of any Premier League player to have attempted at least 50 - and there are 46 of them, too.

James has completed just 20 of his 60 attempted runs, for a success rate of just 33.3 per cent.

Fellow United star Marcus Rashford also joins him in the bottom ten with a 41.5 per cent record.

Other big names near the foot of the table are Tottenham ace Dele Alli in 37th and Manchester City flyer Raheem Sterling in 38th (both 44.2 per cent).

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The former Real Madrid star has completed 53 of his 70 dribbles at a 75.7 per cent success rate.

In-demand Wolves winger Adama Traore (69.9 per cent) and Brighton star Davy Propper (68 per cent) complete the top three.

Other star names in the top ten include West Ham's Felipe Anderson in fourth (66.3 per cent) and fifth-palced Blues ace Willian (66.2 per cent).

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