Old Trafford youngster could be the perfect replacement for Paul Scholes.
1989: Born August 12, in Basingstoke.
2004: Joins Watford academy after family relocate to West Yorkshire.
2005: Signed by Manchester United as a 15-year-old trainee.
2008: July – Called up to the first team’s pre-season tour of South Africa.
August – Unused substitute in United’s Carling Cup third round victory over Middlesbrough.
2009: January – Moves to Leicester on loan for the remainder of the season.
April – Returns early to Old Trafford for treatment on a shoulder injury but still receives a medal as Leicester are promoted from League One.
August 11 – Scores twice and misses penalty in solitary England Under-20 appearance against Montenegro.
August 18 – Loaned out to Watford for the 2009/10 season.
September – Earns first England Under-21 cap after replacing Junior Stanislas in 2-1 win against Macedonia.
2010: April – His loan spell is again cut short by injury, this time suffering knee ligament damage.
May – Named Watford’s player of the season, the first player to win the accolade after making less than 50 appearances for the Hornets.
August – Moves to Wigan Athletic on-loan until January but the deal is later extended until the end of the season.
December – Scores the decisive goal in Wigan’s 2-1 win against Wolves which sees the Latics move out of the relegation zone.
2011: August 5 – Named as one of CaughtOffside’s 20 Premier League Youngsters Ready To Make An Impact This Season
August 7 – Makes competitive debut for United as a half-time substitute in 3-2 Community Shield win over rivals Manchester City.
August 8 – Receives first call-up to Fabio Capello’s England squad for friendly against Holland.