Dusan Tadic can top the Premier League assist charts and help Southampton push for Champions League football, according to boss Ronald Koeman.
Tadic set up a club-record four goals in Southampton's 8-0 Sunderland hammering at St Mary's last weekend.
The Serbia playmaker has slotted seamlessly into life on the south coast since his 11 million-pound summer switch from FC Twente.
Saints manager Koeman says the 25-year-old has the talent to create more goals than any other Premier League star this term.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has claimed he is "made of iron" and will not get drawn into the mind games that are so often played between the top Premier League managers.
Van Gaal insisted that he was not fond of his nickname of "The Iron Tulip" shortly after his arrival at United, but the Dutchman may have given that tag fresh impetus after claiming he will not be drawn into public verbal sparring matches with the likes of Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho or Arsenal chief Arsene Wenger.