Manchester United defender was handed a start and helped keep a clean sheet.
Manchester United recalled Victor Lindelof for their Champions League tie with Basel and the Swedish defender did not let the side down.
Lindelof was United's first summer signing but after a disappointing pre-season he has been kept on the bench.
Suspensions to Eric Bailly and Phil Jones meant Lindelof was needed against Basel and he stepped up.
United recorded a comfortable 3-0 win, marred only by an injury to Paul Pogba which could keep him out of action for a month.
The former Benfica defender made 84 touches and completed 93 per cent of his passes, with United's goal rarely threatened.
He made one tackle and four clearances and could not have asked for a simpler re-introduction to the first team.
Lindelof is expected to drop back to the bench for Everton's Premier League visit at the weekend, but his performance will give his confidence a lift and help earn Jose Mourinho's trust.
Here is a look at how United fans reacted on Twitter to Lindelof's performance...
That game will also do Victor Lindelof the world of good. He's going to be a top top player. #MUFC— Craig David (@craigbryandavid) September 12, 2017
Good solid start that for United, back in the champions league. Lindelof looks like he's got alot to offer and mhiki is a class act! #Mufc— AdamClatworthy (@AdamClatworthy) September 12, 2017
No doubt, Lindelof is probably one of the best ball playing defenders in the world. Trust Mourinho to nurture his defending. #Mufc— Kyle (@KyleZingo) September 12, 2017
Lindelof looked better, but he still has an awful lot of improving to do. Under Jose, he will learn. #mufc— OldTraffordFaithful (@OTFaithful) September 12, 2017
Fellaini fantastic. Lindelof good on the ball, shaky off of it. The complete opposite of his partner Smalling. #MUFC— Tom Symes-Brown (@TSymesBrown) September 12, 2017
Lindelof wasn't convincing for me. On his heals whenever a high ball came in. Smalling didn't convince either. #MUFC— The MUFC Wurzel (@Bleekster16) September 12, 2017