WHEN Man United new boy Daniel James signed for the Red Devils, one of the first people to congratulate him was his girlfriend.
Gorgeous Wag Ria Hughes jumped on to Instagram as soon as the Welsh wizard’s £15m move from Swansea was sealed last week and proudly gushed about his achievements – in an emotional show of support.
The pair have been dating for two years, and own a home just outside Cardiff together.
They appear to be completely smitten with one another, often sharing love-up snaps on social media.
And they even have an adorable pooch together, which Hughes gave James for his 21st birthday, last year.
Even after all these years you still manage to amaze me every single day
Ria Hughes to Daniel James
Hughes isn’t your typical Wag.
A sports instructor by trade, she shouldn’t have any trouble fitting in with the likes of Chris Smalling’s missus Sam Cooke and the beautiful Maja Nilsson – the wife of Victor Lindelof.
The fitness fanatic works at a local gymnastics club, although she will be making the move to Manchester as James begins his quest for superstardom at Old Trafford to continue her career in fitness.
HUGO THE COCKAPOO
Joining them on their journey will be a Cockapoo called Hugo.
Last November, Hughes gave her beloved the cute pet as a present for his most recent birthday.
The winger shared an image on Instagram of balloons spelling out a birthday message with the dog sat with a bow around his neck.
He wrote: My early birthday present from @riakatehughes don’t know how she kept this a secret after asking for a dog for so long couldn’t ask for anything better love you.”
MUSIC AND TRAVEL
Like young lovers do, the pair enjoy enjoy travelling and a summer break away – and headed to Marbella for some much-needed sun.
Hughes and James also appear to be music fans – with the midfielder posting a picture with the blonde beauty once enjoying BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend.
James has signed a five-year contract with the Red Devils worth around £67k-per-week.
And Hughes was giddy with James’ news, and she shared her adoration with her 600,000 plus followers.
She wrote on Instagram: “Even after all these years you still manage to amaze me every single day.
“You work so hard on and off the pitch at everything you do.
“Your determination, your personality, how you deal with things, how selfless you are, how you treat people, your dedication, the ambition you have, just everything about you makes me so bloody proud.
“What a dream of yours this is – I still can not believe it is happening.
“I’m so lucky I get to watch you achieve your goals everyday. Forever grateful.
“There is no better person who deserves this more. Keep working hard. Keep being you. I am so proud.”
Hughes signed off her message telling her beau that she loves him.
How long will it be before United’s faithful fans fall in love with James too?