January signing Bruno Fernandes has already taken on the role of coaching his Manchester United team-mates.
The Portuguese star has had an immediate impact since moving to Old Trafford.
Many believe his performances, which have already earned him February’s Player of the Month award, will soften the blow should Paul Pogba, as is expected, leave this summer.
The 25-year-old has already been compared to former Red Devil Paul Scholes such is his quality.
But Troy Deeney reckons Fernandes’ signing could see Pogba consider his own future and even stay put.
“If [Pogba’s] now going, ‘Oh, this is the type of player that we’re signing, cool’,” he told the United Stand.
“I’ve heard him on the pitch, sometimes he’s coaching players. It’s frustrating, I’ve been in that situation, many captains in our league have been in that situation where we’re going [to team-mates], ‘Yo, do what you do in training, just because there’s more people here doesn’t mean you have to change your game’.
“I can understand why he’d get frustrated.‘But now he’s probably looking at it going, ‘Okay I can see what’s going on here, me and Bruno can do a madness’.
“If you put (Nemanja) Matic in behind them or (Scott) McTominay, break it up, you know like Roy Keane used to do, get it, break it up then let (Paul) Scholes do his thing.”
Fernandes has already scored twice and assisted three goals since making his debut against Wolves.
United were in the midst of an impressive unbeaten run before the Premier League was postponed.
That was despite Pogba being a long-term absentee for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but that hasn’t stopped him regularly featuring in the headlines.