Arthur Gomez will go down in history as the first Gambian to have signed for Manchester United.
He promised so much after he signed via a Swedish club having put a lasting impression on coaches there.
The London Corner-born was acquired as one for the future with sole aim of breaking into the Red Devils’ line up.
Back, then there was Van Nistelrooy, Luis Saha Cristiano Ronaldo and Rooney and the quartet’s existence meant limited minutes for Arthur.
A loan spell to Belgium was then arranged for his quick development beginning with Royal Antwerp before eventually leaving United in 2005 unable to realise his dream.
However, memories there will remain embedded in heart for long during time which he had access or rather shared dressing rooms with first team players.
A rare photo of him and former captain Wes Brown has emerged while the latter was perhaps a reserve or fast becoming first team regular.
Wes Brown played for United from 1999-2011 when he left for Sunderland after being declared surplus to requirements.