Manchester United manager David Moyes' cautious approach in the summer transfer window may appear risky amid speculation regarding the future of Wayne Rooney but Chilean forward Angelo Henriquez is hoping to provide an unlikely cut price alternative to the England international.
Henriquez joined United last summer but failed to make a first-team appearance during the first half of the campaign, joining Wigan Athletic on loan during the January transfer window where he made eight appearances and scored once.
The Santiago-born forward starred at the Under-20 World Cup in the summer, scoring twice in the quarter-final defeat to Ghana but an extended break ruled him out of United's Far East pre-season tour.
But in his first appearance for United this summer, the 20 year old has wasted little time in catching the attention of Moyes, scoring in the 1-1 draw with AIK Fotboll in the club's penultimate pre-season fixture in Stockholm.
Moyes has pledged that the club will make new signings this summer but Henriquez has the benefit of already knowing the levels he much reach to succeed in the Premier League
The United boss will potentially get a better idea as to Henriquez's capabilities if he is chosen to face former club Wigan in the Community Shield on Sunday at Wembley.
"Wigan hold a special place in my heart and it will be a special game for me," Henriquez told Manutd.com. "I am looking forward to the match and hopefully we can get the result we want. It's important for us to win the trophy," he added.
"My time at Wigan helped me a lot. It was a great experience to be in a first-team squad and playing in big matches in the Premier League and FA Cup.
"The biggest thing I learnt is that the Premier League is one of the best and most important leagues in the world, and you have to be at your very best in every game.
"I want to continue to improve and I know that in order to do that I just need to keep training hard and doing my best."
"To be involved in my first game with the first team and score was a great moment for me," he added
"It's been fantastic to train with the squad and also spend time with the players. I am learning a lot."
Moyes has been preoccupied with questions over Rooney's future as well as his own plans in the transfer window but the Scot was nevertheless delighted to get a glimpse at Henriquez in action.
"He didn't come on tour with us so this was the first time I had a chance to see him," said Moyes.
"He was ready when we came back from the tour and I thought he did well. Now we'll get the chance to work with him."