Things don’t come much better than that for a player who puts on his boyhood team’s jersey for the first time in an official match. Josh Harrop scored in Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on his debut with the first team, and, no wonder, he was
over the moon! I’ve dreamed about it so many times so, for it to come true, I’m delighted. All my family were here, my friends, I’m delighted they could share the moment with me. I’ve trained since I was eight for this moment so, for it to come true in front of everyone, I’m over the moon, speechless
the 21-year-old told MUTV. Harrop had scored a hat-trick at Old Trafford a few days earlier, in a game of United’s reserves, one that Jose Mourinho attended.
I took the confidence from my last game with the reserves, when I scored a hat-trick here in front of the manager. That helped me coming into the game as I felt in good form, so it was good for me
Harrop said, before revealing what was crossing his mind while still in the tunnel.
I walked down the tunnel and was getting goosebumps, thinking ‘I’m actually doing this’. I said to myself, ‘I want to get on the ball early and get as many touches as I can’. That’s what I did and it helped me progress in the game
an indescribably enthusiastic Harrop told United’s official TV channel.