Simon Jordan, the former Crystal Palace owner, has suggested that Daniel James has been a “fundamental disappointment” since his move from Manchester United to Leeds.
The 24-year-old signed for Manchester United in 2019 from Welsh side Swansea City. They paid around £15 million to sign it.
James played 33 Premier League games during his debut season with the Red Devils in 2019/20.
The winger didn’t play much the following year which led to him joining Leeds Last summer for 25 million pounds.
He has participated in nine goals from 35 games for Leeds United this season.
James was shown a straight red card as they lost 3-0 to Chelsea on Wednesday night.
In response, Jordan leveled criticism at James, claiming it was a “fundamental disappointment”:
Jordan said: “Luke Ailing’s decision was not about anything other than to get the Leeds fans behind him in that corner of the field at that very moment because a certain player gave him the opportunity to overtake.” TalkSPORT.
“Dan James’ decision – it’s irresponsible, it’s not an issue… They have to play these games in blood and thunder. That’s what they have. Against Brighton on Sunday… that’s it. Either you want to stay in the Premier League or you don’t, and whether it’s Brighton He wants that power, they have to be at that level.
“What doesn’t justify it is irresponsibility. You bring strength to the playing field, you bring physical strength to it, but you don’t bring what Luke Ayling has brought to this particular situation, because there is no reason for that.
“The reason behind that was because a certain player gave him the chance to beat him and wanted to leave something on him, so Leeds fans went for ‘Whoa, Luke Ayling! And what he did was he expelled himself.
“Dan James, who has been a huge disappointment for Leeds all season and a waste of money in my view, has left them in a situation where they weren’t expected to get much benefit, they might have been able to draw, but it made it impossible for them to do so.
“Against Brighton, they have to put up with all that passion and strength that is going to win that game, because Brighton is a better team than they are now.”
Jordan returned to Leeds United to defeat Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday:
“I still think there is a chance Leeds Leeds. I think they put themselves in a bad position, on the scale of odds, and I’ve spoken to some big Leeds fans over the course of the week who think they’re done, but I think if they can beat Brighton, I think they’ll beat. Brighton.
“It gives everything back to Burnley. Burnley gets smashed by Tottenham at the weekend and all of a sudden, the match starts.”