Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa was mobbed by spectators and journalists after the Red Devils' 2-2 draw with Japanese side Cerezo Osaka on Friday.
The Japan international, who is one of the country's most famous footballers, posed for photographs and waved to thousands of adoring spectators inside the Osaka Stadium after the final whistle.
The 23-year-old missed a penalty during the match, but made amends minutes later by converting United's first goal of the evening with a smart finish from close range.
United fell behind in the first half through Kenyu Sugimoto, but Kagawa - playing in his favoured No. 10 role behind Robin van Persie - struck less than 10 minutes after the break to level the scores.
Takumi Minamino restored Cerezo's lead with a stunning strike from distance, leaving David Moyes on the brink of a third pre-season defeat.
However, January signing Wilfried Zaha spared his - and the Premier League champions' - blushes with a stoppage-time tap-in.
Kagawa's performance will have encouraged Moyes, who earlier this week revealed that his predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken about the former Borussia Dortmund star "in glowing terms".
Watch the video - courtesy of 101greatgoals.com - of Kagawa being mobbed after Friday's draw below.