Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes Gabriel Obertan can kick on after making his debut this week.
The winger's bow was delayed because he arrived from Bordeaux in July with a back injury, which United's medical team believe they have now corrected.
The 20-year-old played a full game in the 2-0 Carling Cup victory against Barnsley and Ferguson is expecting more to come from the exciting prospect.
He said: "Gabriel has done very well. He has the ability - there is no doubt about that.
"He has marvellous pace, which is always important in football today. He has overcome his injury, which is the most important thing.
"It means we are not worried about restrictions for the lad. We hope we have corrected the problem."
The player could be handed his UEFA Champions League debut on Tuesday at Old Trafford against CSKA Moscow, with the game being shown live on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports HD2 at 7.45pm.
United have rattled up three straight wins in the group and Ferguson believes just a point is now needed for the Red Devils to qualify.
He said: "I have always maintained you need 10 points to qualify.
"We now have a home game - which we hope will take us to the next stage."