If you're good enough, you're old enough - an age-old mantra churned out when a promising young star shows flits of ability.
However, there is a world of difference in starring for at academy-level and transitioning into the first-team fold at an elite club - just ask Adnan Januzaj and James Wilson, who have been dealt the harsh reality of trying to carve a career at Manchester United.
The career paths of the aforementioned attackers is something which United's latest protege will be all too aware of.
Angel Gomes has proved to be a popular figure amongst United staff and his wonderfully-skillfull displays for the Red Devils' Under-18 side have seen him tipped to become a huge success in the not-so-distant future.
The growing excitement surrounding the midfielder is justified, too, as you can see from the video above.
Gomes, the son of a former Portuguese youth international, has just about everything in his locker.
The compilation shows us just a glimpse of what the teenager is about, with his unimaginable flicks, impossible threaded passes and his delicate shoulder drops, all at breakneck speed.
Watch the clip of Gomes and grasp a feel of just how good the 16-year-old is.