"It's been an unbelievable day and I'm pretty speechless," the midfielder told MUTV. "I got the call on Tuesday to say I'd be coming out to South Africa so it's all happened very quickly.
Having experienced a successful taste of first team action, the midfielder is determined to build on his bright start.
"I've done well in my first match, but I want to stay there and carry it on into the season," he insisted.
"I'm just a down to earth lad from Bradford and to see Scholesy coming on to play next to me was unbelievable; you have to pinch yourself.
"It's great to play with the likes of Tevez and Rooney and it really helps you to raise your game. Hopefully I can continue to do that."