Former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen is impressed by their swoop for Marcel Sabitzer.
Meulensteen has praised the Red Devils for their quick reaction in signing Sabitzer on loan, following Christian Eriksen being ruled out for three months.
The Austrian international was signed on deadline day, completing a loan move from German champions Bayern Munich.
"I think it's a really quick and astute reaction from Manchester United," Meulensteen said. "I am a big Christian Eriksen fan, he's such a great player and is one of the only ones who links the build-up to attack.
"He is a big miss for United but for them act so quickly and bring in Sabitzer on loan - he must have been somewhere on the radar with the club or Erik ten Hag before.
"He is in Ten Hag's mould. He's a winner, he's a versatile midfield player.
"He can do all sorts of things. I think he is definitely a very, very clever signing."