Donny van de Beek must have known that all eyes were on him at Old Trafford on Saturday evening, much as they have been throughout his more stop than start Manchester United career.
The Dutchman was given a chance from the start of FA Cup third round tie at home to Watford and, for the most part, and unlike the game, he didn't disappoint.
Is that enough though?
That will remain to be seen ahead of an important few weeks for United in which Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is going to want to call on the players he can rely on.
“I think Donny showed again his qualities,” said Solskajer after the match.
“He is very technically clean, makes good decisions.
"What a little flick to play Juan through in the first half.
“He has that quality to open up tight games so definitely he will benefit from this game as well.”
That little flick was indeed very nice, as he dragged a Mason Greenwood pass back behind him and into the path of Juan Mata, whose shot was saved.
It was the sort of thing that lends itself perfectly to a clip of a few seconds that can be shared across the internet and used as definitive 'proof' that here he is, the blond bombshell has arrived.
And while Solskjaer clearly enjoyed it, he's obviously going to base his opinion on his summer signing on a little more evidence than that.
Thankfully for him, he's got that evidence. And now we do too. United showed it to us.
No doubt sensing the amount of goodwill the Dutchman has picked up in his short time at the club, those behind the official United Twitter account sent out Van de Beek's passing stats on Sunday morning. And they were okay.
A 95 per cent passing accuracy as all but two of his 74 passes were played short all looks very tidy indeed, and fits in with the idea that Solskjaer wanted Van de Beek to be his deep-lying playmaker against United's Championship opponents.
But what about away to Burnley in midweek? And then Liverpool next Sunday?
It would still be a surprise to see the former Ajax man start one or both of those games, and even if he did then he probably wouldn't be back in this position.
United seem to want to bill Van de Beek as a master of all of the trades he is asked to perform by his manager, but until he nails down one then the uncertainty over his worth to the squad is likely to continue.
He's clearly a very good player, and an intelligent, "technically clean" one as Solskjaer says.
But there remains the notion that he hasn't yet found a home in the Norwegian's team, something that might still take a while longer to emerge.
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