Leeds winger Daniel James has insisted that he will celebrate if he scores against Man United on Sunday.
James wore red in the season opener, a game in which the Red Devils beat their Yorkshire opponents 5-1 but will be on the opposite end on Sunday as he seeks to stop his former employers.
The winger was sold by United last summer after failing to nail down a place under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and according to him, he has no bad feelings about how he left Old Trafford.
“Of course, I’d celebrate, I can’t not. It’s what the game’s about, a lot of emotion. I’ve got no hatred towards Man United. I left on good terms. I’ve still got a lot of friends there.
“It’s a great feeling scoring. So, of course, I’ll celebrate. I want to score every game. Some players really want to score against their old club, and give it back to the fans. That’s not me. The fans were great to be there. The fans are great there,” James told the Times.
Several players have famously crossed the divide over the years, with Eric Cantona and Alan Smith among the most high profile to do so.
Leeds versus United is always a contested tie with the old rivalry set to be rekindled in what could be one of the loudest atmospheres at Elland Road in over 20 years.
The Wales winger has bagged four goals this season but it has done less in improving the club’s fortunes as they are placed 15th – six points above bottom-placed Norwich City.