At the end of last season Ryan Giggs decided to throw a couple of young players into the mix with James Wilson and Tom Lawrence both getting the nod for the first team. In that game against Hull City it was obviously young Wilson who had the biggest impact. He bagged a brace in the game to help them to a 3-1 win at the beginning of May.
But Lawrence, who spent much of this campaign on loan at Championship side Yeovil Town also impressed. The Welshman showed many Giggs-esque qualities on debut, and now he has the chance to show them on the international stage.
He, along with former United youngster James Chester, has been given a call-up to the Welsh 23-man squad for an upcoming friendly against The Netherlands - where Lawrence might just get a chance to impress his future boss at Old Trafford Louis van Gaal.
If you missed the news yesterday, congratulations to Tom Lawrence, who's in the senior Wales squad to face Holland in a friendly on 4 June.— Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 23, 2014
Wales boss Chris Coleman on Lawrence: “He's a great example of a lad who's come through the player pathway & done very well for the U21s."— Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 23, 2014
The game will be played on June 4th with Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale set to captain the side in the absence of Ashley Williams and Aaron Ramsey.
And Lawrence will be desperate to show his new boss Van Gaal what he can do before the Dutch coach even takes the reins at the Theatre of Dreams.