"Cristiano has been player of the season so far. He's seeing passes that perhaps he didn't, it's all part of growing up as a young footballer.
"Every game he contributes an assist or a goal, he puts the opposition on the back foot, that's what he's in the team for.
"Sometimes it's just a case of things clicking, but having Scholesy back has been a massive boost. He gives you so much in midfield; he gives you goals, creativity, he controls a game with his passing - there's no other midfielder like him.
"His brain is quicker than everyone else's - no-one can catch him. He makes time with his touch and skill and no matter how much quicker the game gets, he'll always be ahead of it.
"For me personally, playing with Scholesy, like [David] Beckham, when he has the ball I know what pass he's likely to make."