Manchester United youngster Ben Pearson excels on professional debut with Barnsley

Manchester United youngster Ben Pearson impressed on his professional debut for loan side Barnsley.

Manchester United youngster Ben Pearson will have been hoping for a positive start to his one-month loan spell with League One outfit Barnsley, but it is unlikely the 20-year-old would have expected to receive the man-of-the-match award in his first ever competitive fixture. 

After a fine midfield performance in the Tykes' 2-0 victory over division strugglers Yeovil Town, Pearson has made a lighting start to his professional career. 

He added class and energy to the Barnsley midfield, just as manager Danny Wilson had predicted upon agreeing a deal for his services. 

The highly-rated Red Devils prospect is yet to make his Manchester United debut but has shone in Warren Joyce's under-21 team for the past 18 months. 

And while he may not have envisaged making his first senior start in League One it is certainly a start on the way to establishing a reputation in the English game. 

Having won the Jimmy Murphy Player of the Year award in 2013, he is a player who has greatly impressed throughout his time in United's youth ranks. Now afforded the opportunity to impress at senior level, he is already showing signs of his brilliant potential. 

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