THE 2003-04 season wasn't the finest of Sir Alex Ferguson's Old Trafford reign – but the emergence of Cristiano Ronaldo still made it one to remember.
Manchester United came third in the Premier League and crashed out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage to Jose Mourinho's Porto (although they did win the FA Cup).
After a turbulent off-season that saw Ferguson lose David Beckham and Juan Sebastian Veron – as well as miss out on Ronaldinho – the Scot took his side to Portugal for a friendly with Sporting CP.
And a scrawny Portuguese teenager impressed Sir Alex so much, that five days later he had signed him for £12.5million
Just four days later Ronaldo was included on the bench for his new side's Premier League season opener against Bolton Wanderers at Old Trafford.
He replaced Nicky Butt after 61 minutes – and the skinny 18-year-old was electrifying, bamboozling the visiting defence and giving the Stretford End a new hero.
Here, SunSport takes a look at what became of those that featured alongside Ronaldo that day.
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