Adnan Januzaj’s sparkling Premier League debut for Manchester United dominated the headlines on Saturday. His name was repeated, re-repeated, searched, re-searched; so much so that even Twitter, Facebook and Google probably had enough of the Belgian player for some time to come.
There were even folks who had no idea how to spell his name paying a visit to Google, like your friendly neighbourhood doctor, to find out some of his other credentials as well.
But, from Thursday to Sunday last week, a whole host of other youngsters from United, playing elsewhere on loan managed to cause ripples with their impressive performances raising their stock in the process and giving a shout out to the bosses back home in Manchester that they too have some serious talent in them.
8. Davide Petrucci (Royal Antwerp)
He came on in the 86th minute to replace Guvenc who has been in fine form recently. Royal Antwerp drew 1-1 with Sint Truiden.
7. Bébé (Paços de Ferreira)
He was in action this weekend in the league as Paços took on Gil Vicente. He didn’t have his best match and was subbed off after 73 minutes. Paços lost 2-1.
The less said about his other performances, the better. In the midweek Europa League game on Thursday against Romanian side Pandurii, he had a 20% shooting accuracy as his side drew 1-1. In the first game too he had hardly any success though his team won 3-0.
He’s played six matches in all and scored one goal.