Ole Gunnar Solskjaer distanced Mason Greenwood from comparisons to Wayne Rooney after the teenage forward starred in Manchester United's 4-0 win over AZ.
United continued their December resurgence despite a lacklustre first half against their Eredivisie opponents, with Greenwood to the fore.
After Ashley Young opened the scoring, the 18-year-old striker fired home two sublime finishes either side of winning a penalty that Juan Mata converted.
All the goals came in the space of 11 second-half minutes, with Solskjaer's men now seeded for Monday's knockout-stage draw.
With the two goals, Greenwood is now Manchester United's second-leading scorer on the season with six goals – only Marcus Rashford, who has scored 13 times, has more.
The teenager has reached that mark despite only starting six games, having appeared mostly as a substitute under Solskjaer.
Greenwood's manager was full of praise for his young striker after Thursday's match at Old Trafford.
"He's different class as a finisher," Solskjaer told BT Sport. "In and around the box you expect him to get a shot off and on target. He's so precise in his finishing.
"He's good how he creates space for himself."
"No, no, no. He's a different type of player, Mason than Wazza, but he must have enjoyed tonight," he said.
"The thing is with Mason, he's just going to look forward to Sunday tomorrow – he's not going to rest on his laurels."
"It's very good. A lot of things can change in a week, but for us we just want games coming. It's a good group," he added.
"I'm looking forward to seeing how this December goes because they're growing into a good group."
United currently sit fifth in the Premier League table, five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea in the final Champions League position.