The Old Trafford X-Factor: Initiation of young stars Wootton and Brady caught on camera
13:09 GMT, 28 September 2012
They both made assured starts to their Manchester United careers in the midweek League Cup win over Newcastle.
But while Scott Wootton and Robbie Brady passed the Old Trafford 'X Factor' audition on their senior debuts, they won't be entering the real version of the TV show anytime soon.
A video from United's pre-season tour in August shows the two youngsters being initiated into the professional ranks – by singing the Bill Withers classic 'Ain't No Sunshine.'
Audition: Manchester United youngsters Scott Wootton and Robbie Brady stand up to sing in front of the whole first team squad
Red-faced: Wootton and Brady sing their way through Bill Withers' classic 'Ain't No Sunshine'
Debut: Scott Wootton in action for Manchester United against Newcastle in midweek
The pair's induction was captured on camera by erstwhile United striker Dimitar Berbatov and the clip found its way onto YouTube.
As the rest of the squad bang tables to keep the beat, Wootton and Brady try to keep in tune – although there's clearly some difficulty in remembering all the words.
Paul Scholes, sat just in front of the camera, can't help himself dissolving into a fit of giggles, while Javier Hernandez at the back also raises a smile.
Defender Wootton, 21, started in the third round win over Newcastle and impressed alongside fellow debutant Marnick Vermijl.
Irish striker Brady, 20, came on as a late substitute for another newcomer – left-back Alexander Buttner – as United ran out 2-1 winners to set up an away tie at Chelsea in the next round.
Both players appear to have bright futures ahead of them – though perhaps not on the karaoke circuit.
Wootton and Brady's Manchester United initiation