武汉私人会所——TAKE A BOW Every Man Utd Premier League era debut goalscorer, including Rashford, Van Nistelrooy and Rooney and what happened next
MAKING your debut for Manchester United can be a daunting prospect.
But it wasn’t for these stars, who eased themselves into a career at Old Trafford with a debut goal.
In the modern Premier League era, 17 players have managed to pull off that trick.
Who are they and what happened next to them?
Let SunSport tell you all…
Many call Scholesy the best player of the ‘Class of ’92’.
And he didn’t waste any time having an impact in the first team when he made his debut in 1994.
The now retired midfielder followed up a brace against Port Vale in the League Cup with a goal in his first Premier League appearance against Ipswich Town.
Some 11 Premier League titles later and 155 goals for the Red Devils means he’s a legend at the club.
Now he’s an outspoken pundit on BT Sport.
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER
Unbelievably, the Norwegian striker’s career started in the vain that became his trademark.
After signing from Molde in 1996, Solskjaer waited three games into the season to appear from the bench against Blackburn Rovers.
Within six minutes of coming on, he was on the scoresheet and helped his new club earn a 2-2 draw.
Three years later he would come on the field to net the winner in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich in dramatic fashion.
Today, of course, he’s the boss at United.
RUUD VAN NISTELROOY
The Dutch striker hit the ground running the moment he put on that No10 shirt.
After signing for a British record fee of £19million in 2001, expectation was high – even though he was working his way back to full fitness following a serious knee injury.
And brilliant Van Nistelrooy didn’t disappoint, first netting against Liverpool in the Charity Shield, then scoring twice against Fulham.
He scored 150 goals in 219 games for United, and is now assistant manager for Holland and coaches PSV’s U19 team.
Although he started like a house on fire, it didn’t really work out for the French striker at Old Trafford.
Thrust into a debut in 2004 after signing in the January transfer window, Saha made his bow against Southampton.
He took just 18 minutes to register his first goal with a deflected free-kick, and scored six league goals in the run-in as a squad player.
However, he struggled with injures and was sold to Everton in 2008.
What more can you say about Manchester United’s all-time top goalscorer?
At 18, you could’ve predicted that Rooney would end up with that accolade – and his 253 goals in all competitions is a total that’ll take some beating.
After breaking a bone in his foot that hindered England’s Euro 2004 chances, Rooney made the £25.6million move to United.
On his debut in the Champions League, he memorably netted a hat-trick that destroyed Fenerbahce. A star was born.
An unlikely debut goalscorer – given the attacking talent he played with.
But Argie Heinze became an instant hero with the United faithful when he scored against Bolton on his first Premier League start.
Despite joining his team-mates after pre-season because of his commitments in the Olympics in 2004, he still secured the vote for Players’ Player of the Year.
However, the former PSG star made an enemy of himself when he wanted to leave Old Trafford for Liverpool, before Real Madrid signed him in 2007.
One that even die-hard United fans might’ve forgotten about.
Midfielder Lee came through the youth ranks and was highly thought of at Old Trafford.
He was handed a debut in the League Cup against Crewe Alexandra and scored the winner.
Lee played in the Premier League once against Chelsea, before he released to Oldham.
He currently plays in the Championship for Sheffield Wednesday.