Marouane Fellaini may have been the butt of jokes aimed at Manchester United last year, as the former Everton star's performance level throughout the season failed to reflect his transfer fee from last summer, but the Belgium international pulled one out of the bag earlier this evening as the club drew with West Bromwich Albion 2-2 at the Hawthorns earlier this evening.
Fellaini made an instant impact as he scored immediately after coming off from the bench at half-time.
The versatile player received an assist from Angel di Maria and, in the words of his former team-mate at Old Trafford - Rio Ferdinand, now at Queens Park Rangers - unleashed a "thunder-foot" of a shot which left Boaz Myhill with next to no chance of saving the shot.
"Marouane has the best chest control in the game bar none," added Ferdinand, as he talked the 26-year-old up.
He added: "[Fellaini] kills the ball stone dead instantly while holding mans off!"
By failing to leave the Midlands with maximum points, United missed out on the chance of consolidating their top four position.
The draw saw United add to their tally of points, which now stands at 12, yet they dropped out of the top four and are now sixth, one place and one point behind Liverpool.