Adnan Januzaj produced an impressive performance for Borussia Dortmund to help their Europa League campaign get off to a winning start.
The youngster was picked from the start by coach Thomas Tuchel, and entrusted with the responsibility of taking set pieces.
He played all 90 minutes of the win over Russian side Kuban Krasnodar.
He touched the ball 50 times, making three key passes, and having one shot on target from two efforts.
He attempted 12 crosses, with three of them accurate. Januzaj started off on the right of midfield but drifted into a central area, given license to roam by his coach.
Seeing him playing such a prominent role for Dortmund of course asks why he could not have been kept around at United, although supporters should be thankful it is just a loan arrangement.
Long term the regular football at a high level will help Januzaj grow as a player, and perhaps return to Old Trafford with added confidence, and as the player Louis van Gaal wants him to be.
Here is a look at what United fans had to say about his performance...
Januzaj is playing good football for dortmund this evening....He is a joy to watch! #mufc— Old Trafford (@Real_Phlames) September 17, 2015
Januzaj played amazing for Dortmund today— Giants 15-1 (@l_oconnor19) September 17, 2015