Even though United's attack misfired and they did not create a single meaningful chance in the game, Solskjaer felt James did a good job on the wings.
The Welshman has been in and out of the team this season, but has been in better form in recent weeks.
Asked about James, Solskjaer told the club website: "He [Daniel James] did really well.
"His defending, his pressing, his energy. What we asked for, he gave us.
"They kicked him between pillar and post, so top, top marks for him."
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