Danny Welbeck says he is living the dream after the Manchester-born striker got United’s Old Trafford Premier League goal account underway on Monday.
"There is no better feeling for a Manc kid than scoring for United," said the 20-year-old from Longsight after the 3-0 win over Tottenham.
The former Hulme-based Trinity C of E High School student has been the spearhead of the new-look young Reds and opened the scoring against Spurs and had a vital cheeky back-heel assist for the second scored by Anderson.
Welbeck and fellow Academy product Tom Cleverley are now desperate to establish themselves in the senior ranks.
"We have both been at the academy for over 10 years really. For us both to be coming through and starting in the Manchester United first team is a massive achievement," added the striker.
"We are so grateful to all the coaches we have had throughout the youth system. We will never forget them and will always be grateful to them.
"It does give us confidence when the manager picks us. But we know we have a great squad. There is youth and experience in abundance.
"When it comes to team selection, whoever is chosen will give it their best shot. Me and Tom have shown we will work hard for the team whenever we are chosen. We want more of it."