Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal has said at his press conference on Thursday - covered by the club's official Twitter account - that Kieran Lee has a 'stamp of Manchester United' about his play.
Lee, who developed in United's youth team as a youngster and made one senior appearance for the Red Devils, has been a key player for Carvalhal so far this season.
The 27-year-old has made 10 appearances for Wednesday in the heart of their midfield, and Carvalhal has been very impressed by his performances.
CC: Kieran Lee is a fantastic player and has a stamp of Manchester United the way that he plays #swfcLIVE— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) October 1, 2015
Carvalhal's words will serve as a further confidence boost to Lee, whose spirits are sure to be high after he recently won the club's Player of the Month award.
Lee has been pivotal as Wednesday have started to click into gear over September, and he has played starring roles in their recent victories over Brentford and Fulham.
The energetic midfielder sets the tone for his side, and his discipline and energy has allowed the Owls' more notable attacking stars to thrive.
Carvalhal will be very grateful that he has been able to pick Lee, as Wednesday nearly allowed his contract to run down in the summer.
There were doubts over the midfielder's future right up until the back end of last season, when the Owls offered him a new deal just weeks before his contract was due to expire.