Go on, my son!

Manchester United debutant Ryan Tunnicliffe (#46) not only made his father a proud man on Wednesday. He also made his dad over $16,000 richer.

Mr Tunnicliffe obviously had great faith in his son’s early ability and, when the boy was just nine years old, he placed a £100 bet at odds of 100/1 that his flesh and blood would one day play for United’s first team.

Ten years on, the former England Youth international completed his rise through the United ranks to come on as a 77th-minute substitute for Wayne Rooney in the 2-1 win over Newcastle, earning his father £10,000 in the process.