TINO Livramento has reflected on his whirlwind Saints start and impressive Manchester United performance, admitting: “You live with that moment in your head, but when it comes to it you just want to express yourself.”

The 18-year-old dynamic full-back has certainly expressed himself on the pitch since joining as Chelsea’s academy player of the year in search of first team football this summer.

He’s now picked up his first two Premier League clean sheets, alongside keeper Alex McCarthy and the rest of the defence, but it was his individual performances against the likes of the Red Devils that really stood out.

His man of the match showing at St Mary’s vs Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba and co earned him an England under-21 debut too – as well as a bit of national acclaim when likely very few outside of Cobham had heard of the youngster prior.

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One moment that was pictured and went viral was a storming solo run that saw United midfielder left in his wake and ending up on his backside on the pitch, as Livramento surged on.

Recalling the moment, he told the club website: “I remember that run, I was just like, it came out from a corner didn’t it and I thought there was no one else on me so I might as well try and do something.

“And then I got down there and the crowd went a little bit, I was like what’s just happened?

“My brother showed me a picture of it and I just laughed and that was the end of it, Man United is a huge team and it was the first game with fans back as well so it was a massive occasion.

“I feel like, when you’ve lived that moment in your head of playing in the big games, but when it comes you just want to express yourself."

The youngster made an immediate impact in his first minute of Saints action, when he was subbed on at half-time during the final pre-season friendly at home to Spanish side Athletic Bilbao – lifting a delightful chipped ball over for Theo Walcott to score literally seconds in.

Daily Echo: Tino Livramento took no time in showing St Mary's what he is capable of (Pic: Corin Messer)Tino Livramento took no time in showing St Mary's what he is capable of (Pic: Corin Messer)

He added: “Yeah, that was like a week after I signed in a game against Bilbao, I came on, Theo came on as well and I just played the ball over to him.

“I remember stepping inside the midfield area and playing it over, he scored.

“It was a big thing for me personally leaving Chelsea but as soon as you come in here the environment, it’s like a big family, they’re all really happy for me.

“Especially Moussa (Djenepo) there, I remember him talking to me after that.”