And talkSPORT pundit Dean Ashton believes the Norwegian wouldn’t be in the job if it wasn’t for the Portugal international, saying: “He is that good, honestly, if you look at what he has done since going in.
“We always talk about the enormity of playing for a club like Manchester United.
“For some players, it takes time to adapt. I’ve heard players who have played for the likes of Manchester United saying what a huge step up it is.
“They didn’t realise just what came with playing for a club like Manchester United. Well he has walked in there as if they are lucky to have him!
“He’s gone in there with that sort of confidence as if to say, ‘you have been waiting for me and now I am going to show you why.’
“He’s played 29 times in the Premier League for Manchester United, he has had 32 goal involvements – 18 goals and 14 assists. Another part to a top player that I always look at is how they improve everybody else.