Ryan Tunnicliffe dad win 10,000 after son makes Manchester United debut

Dad of United youngster Tunnicliffe wins 10k after son makes debut at Old Trafford

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08:15 GMT, 27 September 2012

Debut: Tunnicliffe came on as a sub on Wednesday night

Debut: Tunnicliffe came on as a sub

The father of young Ryan Tunnicliffe became 10,000 richer when the 19-year-old Manchester United midfielder came on for his debut in the 76th minute of Wednesday night's Capital One Cup win over Newcastle.

Mick Tunnicliffe placed a 100 bet when his son was nine that he would one day play for United (at odds of 100-1), and his moment came when Marnick Vermijl was replaced during the 2-1 win.

The midfielder, who spent last season under the tutelage of Sir Alex Ferguson's son, Darren, on loan at Peterborough United, was one of a number of youngsters blooded on Wednesday night.

As well as Tunnicliffe and Vermijl, winger Robbie Brady and defenders Scott Wootton and Michael Keane were also given run-outs by Ferguson at Old Trafford.

In the money: Dad Mick Tunnicliffe (right) watches on at Old Trafford

In the money: Dad Mick Tunnicliffe (right) watches on at Old Trafford