Reasonably, a players debut may often be one of his (or her) most memorable moments, but least memorable to us viewers - among with his final bow, it’s the game furthest away from his peak, after all. Yet it seems to me a surprising number of very good players have still had very memorable debuts - or does it just seem that way? I remember 18 year old Ronaldo’s fantastic United debut against Bolton. But of course, his own debut was for Sporting of Lisboa. Rooney’s United debut was brilliant, hat trick in the CL against Fenerbahche. But didn’t he score a fabulous matchwinner in his real debut at Everton? No, that was only his second Arsenal encounter, in his first, he had an assist in a 2-2 draw. But didn’t Giggsy score a screamer in his debut against our then not so noisy neighbour? No, his first minutes came in march as a substitute in a cup game I didn’t even register. My fondest debut memory was that of Paul Scholes. Two goals turning the game around when sending Port Vale out of the league cup. Until it dawned on me that I just read about that in the paper, though I did see his league debut vs Ipswich a week or so later, scoring and impressing me very much in a game we lost 2-3. The more recent years, the debuts of Welbeck, Wilson, Januzaj and Rashford have stood out, and if Gomes subtly impressed me as a 16 year old, no debut filled me with more ecstasy than that of Marlon Greenwood in Paris, though he can’t take too much credit for that. So what debuts, club debuts or imaginary debuts stirs your nostalgic fibers the best?