Andreas Pereira has had to bide his time waiting for a first team chance at Manchester United, and his patience has paid off.
The Brazilian under-20 international was handed a start for the club in the Capital One Cup against Ipswich Town, and produced a man of the match display,
Pereira netted from a free-kick to cap off his display, with Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial scoring United's other goals in the 3-0 victory over the Championship promotion hopefuls.
The 19-year-old has struggled to make the bench this season, but received a big vote of confidence from Louis van Gaal by being named in the starting line-up.
The central midfielder faces a tough battle to win a regular place, with Ander Herrera, Michael Carrick, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Marouane Fellaini and Morgan Schneiderlin all battling for positions.
Pereira has youth on his side, and United fans will have to continue to trust that his talent will shine through. In the next round the Red Devils have another home fixture against Championship opposition, drawing Middlesbrough, and even if he has to wait until then, the Brazilian will surely get another chance.
United fans were over the moon with his display, with even a comparison to Paul Pogba mentioned in terms of talent if not style. The club will not let Pereira slip away so easily.
Here is a look at the reaction on Twitter to the teenager's performance...
Pereira started like I said and proved his ability! Martial on the scoresheet again! Buzzing #mufc— Stevey Chahar (@SteveyChahar) September 23, 2015
Good professional performance by United tonight. Good to see Pereira on the scoresheet and have a blinder. He's got real potential. #MUFC— Faz'Winston'Khalifa (@FazWinston) September 23, 2015
Pereira, Memphis and Martial will be the future of Manchester United so much potential between the (3) going to be a joy to watch. #mufc— Ramos (@RamosFutbol_) September 23, 2015