Ryan Tunnicliffe admitted he went on an emotional rollercoaster on Sunday as he returned to Manchester United just days after beating the transfer deadline to sign for Fulham.
Tunnicliffe was one of two United youngsters to make the switch to Craven Cottage on January 31 as he joined Larnell Cole in making the journey down south from the champions.
Remarkably, the Premier League fixture computer threw up an instant return to Old Trafford for the midfielder and he was part of the Whites team that earned a dramatic point in Manchester.
He said: “It was a bit of a weird day but with the result that we've just nicked at the end it's a good day as well and a great day to make my Premier League debut.
“It was a bit weird and warming up on the other side of the pitch. I'm delighted to play in my first Premier League game and against the club I supported. It couldn't get any better could it really.
Darren Bent scored in stoppage-time to snatch a point for the Cottagers after Robin van Persie and Michael Carrick goals cancelled out Steve Sidwell's first-half opener.
It was far from a quiet introduction for Tunnicliffe, but the ex-United hotshot insisted the bottom-of-the-table strugglers were always confident of getting a result.
He added: “It was tough. We were solid. That's what you've got to be when you're down at the bottom and coming to Old Trafford, it's not going to be an easy game.
“We watched on videos the teams that have come here and got good results and the way they've 2played. We know United have not been at their best this season.
“We have to be positive. You're not going to pick up points if you turn up at places like this and think you're going to get beat before a ball has been kicked.
“We felt we could always get something out of the game.”