James will attack Brighton’s defence at Old Trafford today before linking up with Wales for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Hungary — and the eight-cap ace has also taken his fair share of knocks on the international stage.
Giggs said, “It was a physical game. You’ve got to stand up for yourself. You’ve got to trust in the referee as well that he protects the players.
“Over the years forwards have been more and more protected. But we have a few players who receive nasty treatment because of the quality they possess.”
Giggs sees a great future for the Hull-born winger, adding: “United fans like players who like to attack, who gets the fans off their feet — and he’s somebody who does that.
“With the form he’s in, he has been outstanding and a constant threat. He’s added goals and assists, which is a wingers’ game. He will get better and better — and I’m pleased for him.”