Manchester United goalkeeper Joel Pereira (left) made his debut today
Pereira, 20, came on for Sergio Romero with 10 minutes remaining of their 4-0 win over Wigan.
The Portugal youth international has enjoyed stints on loan at Rochdale and Belenenses since arriving at Manchester United.
And he singled out his manager for thanks following his cameo appearance.
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“It was amazing,” he told MUTV.
“Me and my family are very happy.
“I would like to thank the manager for this.
“It’s not every player that gets the opportunity to come on at Old Trafford, so thanks to the manager. It was fantastic.”
Pereira (left) earned a 10-minute run out at Old Trafford
Pereira (second right) has been playing in the Man Utd U23 squad
Asked if his family were at the game today, Pereira replied: “Unfortunately not but they were at home watching on TV.
“I spoke to them on the phone and they congratulated me. I’m very happy and they are also.”