United are languishing in 14th place in the Premier League table and a fine start to their Champions League campaign took a knock with a 2-1 defeat to Istanbul Basaksehir.
The former Premier League striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, has suggested the Toffees need to improve their options out wide and the Wales star has shown "exceptional quality" for both club and country. Whether I am playing or not, I'm proud, as proud as I am to play for Wales. There were times when I played a lot last season and I may not have played as much this season.
'But I'm sticking in there and I will always be around it.
"I wouldn't say it's a release", James, 23, said about worldwide duty with Wales.
"I feel really good at the moment".
Daniel James has scored three goals in 17 appearances for Wales
'When I do play I give my all and I bought into everything that we wanted to do, and thankfully I got that goal and the assist.
Despite his lack of regular game time at club level, he has been a mainstay for Wales and started both of their Nations League games during the worldwide break, scoring against Finland.
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"Having qualified it put us in a great position in this group to push on and see what we could do next".
'Group A is where we want to be and we're really looking forward to that.