Manchester United may have been criticised recently for allowing Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley to depart the club but one home-grown player who is shining at Old Trafford is 20-year-old defender Tyler Blackett.
The England under-21 international has been a star for United this season, playing on the left of a defensive trio and last weekend at centre-half alongside Jonny Evans.
His ability in the air and in the tackle is matched with his ability on the ground, with his composed style earning plenty of plaudits across the footballing community.
His positional sense still needs work but with time it would appear that Blackett has the raw materials to become a regular in the United side.
And his performances have not gone unnoticed by the club's fans. Blackett was rewarded for his excellent August by coming in second to defensive partner Phil Jones in voting for the August Player of the Month award at the club.
Blackett, who has competition from Marcos Rojo to contend with now, has spoken to Manchester United reporter Mark Froggatt about the accolade, in quotes published on the club website:
"That was something that made me happy and it let me know that I am doing well. I have got to improve myself, I am determined to improve myself and hopefully the fans will see me do that."
Blackett is therefore ready to fight with Rojo or anyone else for that matter for the first-team place he has fought hard to earn at Old Trafford. Which can only be good news for United fans hoping their club can return to the top.