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Most memorable debut

Discussion in 'Manchester United Forum' started by Grande, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Mar 14, 2019
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Rooney hattrick in that CL game VS Fenerbahce (had to quote the name from Google, but pretty hard to spell!!) . The beginning of many. Will be hard to beat it imo.
  2. Mar 14, 2019
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    francobaresi Full Member

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    Rooney. Close thread
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    Rooney's hat-trick by a mile.
  4. Mar 14, 2019
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    Machedaaaaa has to be the most memorable debut. That closely followed by Martial.

    Rooney's was the most impressive debut
  5. Mar 14, 2019
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    Florida Man Cartoon expert and crap superhero

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    Has to be Wazza. Remember thinking this was a confirmed Ballon D'or winner.
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    Bocca9978 New Member

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    Ronaldo’s debut. Being at the game when he came off the bench was brilliant.

    Every time he got the ball and ran with it the whole of the Stretford end was on its feet.

    Shame it was a short apparence but you knew he was something special.
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    MadDogg Full Member

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    Machedaaaaaaa!

    Ronaldo in terms of the entire debut. Rooney's debut was more inevitable and you kind of knew what was coming, whereas Ronaldo's debut was just magical with so much surprise about what was going to happen next.
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    Grande Full Member

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    Solskjær’s United debut against then good Blackburn was just his style. Off the bench, smartly taken equaliser with a bit of luck and the awareness to exploit it.

    His Molde debut was even more impressive, in fact he scored five goals in hos two first games.
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    Sparky Rhiwabon Full Member

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    I remember Cantona's debut coming on as sub at Old Trafford against City. I didn’t really know much about him but you could see straightaway that he had a touch of class.
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    Grande Full Member

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    I’m now safely assuming you were born in ‘77, and your dad played together with John Curtis Sr at Morecambe, whereas his son, John jr actually was transgender when she played her first match as a centerback for United in a very memorable 7-0 drubbing of Barnsley in October ‘97.

    Of course, it could also be Philip Mulryne being a transperson, which would fit well with him later taking up priesthood in The Catholic Church, but I don’t know what her dad did gor a living, and the match was a highly forgetful 0-2 loss at Ipswich Town in the league cup earlier that month.
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    Grande Full Member

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    Martial scoring that goal against Liverpool was brilliant.

    I’ll have to protest at Ronaldo, though, it was decidedly fantastic. Not that he scored or anything, it was just an 18 year old coming on and I remember the instant feeling upon his first actions of ‘this is something special’. It was everything, his technique, his attitude, his physicality, his passing, crossing, heading even, I felt slightly electrified and was certain I’d never seen an 18-year old as good since Ryan Giggs.

    It made it all the more frustrating with the 1-2 years of ineffective stepovers after that, before he started to find ways of really making his abilities pay dividends.
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    Ronaldo......what a glorious future you could tell he had ahead. I knew he'd become the best player in the world. Unbelievable talent. I was at the game and the buzz was unreal. My boss's son was about 12 at the time and his face was a picture watching this young genius mesmerise everyone.

    I remember the same season, Rooney playing for Everton, having to kick Ronaldo because he was too good. Villa away last game of the season he was electric and got sent off ridiculously by a ref wanting to teach him a lesson after letting him get booted all game. Also the FA Cup final at Cardiff. Was going to put a quid on 3-0 Ronaldo to score first....but the queue was too long in the ground ! Seeing Ronaldo warm up in gold boots....you could tell he'd have a great game.

    The best player I've seen make his debut by a mile.
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    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    This followed by Ronaldo v Bolton
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    Not the best or most memorable, but I really enjoyed RVP's Old Trafford debut against Fulham, that first time strike was perfection!
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    Tony Martial vs Liverpool. What more could you ask for?
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    Definitely Rooney vs Fenerbache for me. Still get goosebumps thinking about it. Remember the match like it was yesterday. When he stepped up to take the free kick, you knew the hattrick would be sealed.

    Also remember being so proud and exited knowing we had such a wonderkid in our ranks!
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    I'm surprised that nobody mentioned Ruud van Nistelrooy's debut against Fulham. 2 goals for a 3-2 win, if I remember correctly. Outside of Man Utd, I fondly remember an aged Ravanelli at Middlesborough, beating Liverpool. And Shearer, aged 17, scoring a hattrick against Arsenal (I think?)
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    Ronaldo against Bolton. I know he did not score, but he scared Bolton shitless in the time he was on the pitch.
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    Who? :D
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    Non-United, I always remember Luc Nilis’ debut for Villa. Scored a brilliant goal, then got a bad injury and never played again. Was quite a shame.
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    Rooney
    Macheda
    Martial
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    Rooney vs. Fenerbahçe for me, too — Ronaldo vs. Bolton was surprisingly good and ran them ragged, Macheda and Martial's debuts was exhilarating, but Rooney's was quite simply transcendent, especially considering the manic post-EURO 2004 anticipation where we waited with bated breath — seemed like I was “witness” to something much larger-than-life, honestly. Very few manage to register a hat-rick on their debut for a club: Romário vs. Sociedad, Vieri vs. Verona...and for Rooney to match that special feat just shy of his 19th birthday was a historically significant achievement — probably second only to Shearer vs. Arsenal at 17 for English strikers.
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    I meant, as you well understood, Marlon Brando, the freemason.
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    Rooney had the best game as a debuting United player I have seen in my life.
    Macheda's debut was definitely the most memorable one and it will be very difficult to beat that. He couldn't have dreamt about anything better than this I guess.

    We're quite spoiled with these. If it wasn't United, Martial and Rashford could easily feel comfortable about having the best debut in a long while, but in this club incredible happens a bit more often than the odds would suggest :devil::devil::devil:
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    Grande Full Member

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    Yes, that was one of those ‘this-is-gonna-be-good’-moments!
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    Eckers99 Michael Corleone says hello

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    Rooney's was so good it was hard to imagine there being a limit to what he could achieve in a United shirt.

    Ronaldo's was probably the most exciting cameo I've ever seen. I just couldn't wait to see more of him.

    Man, they were good.
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    Martial:drool:
    The buzz after Pogba performance against Southampton wasn't bad too.
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    Romelo lukaku against West Ham, 2 brilliant goals and a memorable moments when he took the whole west ham defence for a Sprint.
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    I’m sure Yorke played in a 0-0 against West Ham on his debut?
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    And you still managed to misspell it.

    Sorry for being that guy but I couldn't resist.
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    Evra’s Debut was pretty memorable for the wrong reasons. Who would have thought this guy would have gone on to become one of United’s best ever left backs?

    I love this game!
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    It's Google then not me. I just took the name copy and paste from the first link I met. :D
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    Besides Rooney's debut, Sammy McIlroy scoring at Maine Road was a great moment and, believe it or not, the debut of Wyn Davies against champions Derby County when he scored a stunner in a 3-0 win. Saw Marin Buchan's debut at White Hart Lane when he looked so out of place with his short haircut and his shirt tucked in.
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    a_devil_inside Big footed hermaphrodite

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    Rooney's hattrick was definitely very impressive, but I liked Solskjaer's against Blackburn, an unknown player but you could see he had something special about him.
    Ronaldo's was good but frustrating at the same time.
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    Er Rooney.
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    Martial for me.

    Everyone questioning the price tag. We all had no fecking clue about him, Martin Tylers commentary, Squirtel left on his backside.

    A debut goal against the scouse. Legend
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    RedCurry Full Member

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    Adnan.. Januzaj?
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    Rooney, by Miles!!
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    I was ecstatic when Ronnie made his debut. I was in awe of him. As an 8-year-old his step overs and taking on players was awesome to watch. I also remember Rashford's debut vividly. I was watching with a non-United fan laughing and mocking United for having to start an unknown teenager. When he scored those two goals I was very smug.