Bruce hailed Huddlestone's midfield masterclass against Fulham as the best individual performance he has ever seen.
He said: "The lads stood and applauded Tom when he walked into the dressing room and that doesn't happen often.
"I don't often pick out individuals but I don't think I've witnessed a performance as good as I've just seen from Tom.
"He gave a masterclass of how to play in midfield. He had the lot: free-kicks, passing range, goals, a shot from 40 yards.
"He hit the post and the bar...he's just an outstanding footballer, absolutely outstanding.
"I've been fortunate to have played in some good teams but I can't really remember an individual performance as good as he produced today.
"The free-kick from 40 yards, not many people can even strike from there and the movement he got on it is something he practises in training.
"Nobody can strike it like him and all those hours on the training ground have worked."
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