Manchester United winger Dan James has liked an Instagram message from Derby County’s Alex Babos citing his development at FC United of Manchester.

Babos recently joined FC United of Manchester on a one-month loan deal.

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The midfielder made his debut against Warrington Town hours after joining. FC United were impressed, claiming Babos ‘oozed’ quality as they won 1-0 away from home.

Another two victories in three games have followed. Babos has since posted an image of himself in FC United colours on Instagram, prompting recognition from Dan James.

Former teammates Alex Babos and Dan James:

Babos and James were former teammates for the Wales U21 side in 2018. However, since then their footballing careers have taken a remarkably different path.

Babos has been a regular for the Derby U23 side. But, at 21 years of age and with his contract at Pride Park expiring next July, his future has a question mark over it.

James, on the other hand, is flying. The winger traded Swansea City for Manchester United in an £18 million move this past summer, and his United career is well underway.

The 21-year-old has started seven Premier League games for the Red Devils. With three goals, many are suggesting James has been United’s best player this season.

Furthermore, James has become a full Wales international with two goals in six games.

(Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images).

Babos, however, shouldn’t feel disheartened. His FC United experience in the Northern Premier League (seventh tier) will improve him as a player going forward.

Several Premier League and Championship players have featured at lower league level. Babos has time, and he has shown enough at youth level to envisage a bright future.

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