He scored a goal, assisted in another one and he was rated as one of the most prominent players in the game that his team, Manchester United, won 4-2 against the German Bayer Leverkusen, in the home of the European Champions League.
In addition, English Wayne Rooney, stood out and scored a two goals and Dutch Robin Van Persie, who dazzled Old Trafford with a goal, centered by Valencia.
The match played yesterday at the Old Trafford Stadium was attended by 73.000 spectators, among them the former technician, Alex Ferguson, who last season left the position after 27 years as director of the United.
On the second day, Manchester United will visit on October 2 the Shakhtar Donetsk of Ukraine. Another Member of the Group A is the Spanish Real Sociedad.
In other matches of the Champions League, Bayern Munich, reigning champion, beat CSKA of Moscow 3-0; Real Madrid won 6-1 as visitor to Galatasaray, with 3 goals from Cristiano Ronaldo. Paris Saint-Germain won 4-1 against Olympiakos; and Manchester City won 3-0 to the Czech Viktoria Plzen.