Carroll service at KP
It was meant to be a night that Albert Luque forced his way back into the first team picture with a couple of goals at Kingston Park.
But instead it turned out to be a memorable night for Academy goal machine Andrew Carroll who notched the only goal of the night.
The young Geordie had already sprinted in for a challenge by the time Albert Luque had slammed the tunnel door shut and headed for the showers in tonight's reserve team game against Blackburn Rovers.
Not that the Spaniard would have needed one.
It's fair to say that there are plenty of United fans who would love to see Luque do what we know he can do.
But for some reason and far too often Luque doesn't look like he cares enough to do well at the club.
We saw him belt in two crackers in the reserve team win over Liverpool recently yet it was back to the abject side of Luque against Blackburn.
In all the loyal fans who turned up at KP watched a 55 minute shift from the ex Deportivo striker.
Thankfully it was one of the potential future stars of United that saved the night with a great piece of skill that even Dennis Bergkamp would have been delighted with.
Carroll chested down before screwing a cool finish into the bottom corner.
Not bad for a 17-year-old rookie.
If only Luque had have been there to witness it.