"Don't compare, I don't think it is right," pleaded Erik ten Hag when asked whether Alejandro Garnacho, having mimicked Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo with his wonder strike against Everton, could one day be considered in the same category as those two Manchester United greats.
As the manager of a teenager who has never had a problem with self confidence, to put it mildly, perhaps Ten Hag sees it as his job to temper expectations around a player who before Sunday had failed to score in the Premier League or Champions League this season. But after a moment like the one Garnacho produced against Everton, which Sean Dyche hailed as "an absolute worldie", why not jump aboard the hype train?
The Argentina international has been ripping it up ever since he was with Atletico Madrid's youth team and has embraced the big stage with United, first leading their Under-18s side to the FA Youth Cup and then making waves with a series of stunning moments last season in Ten Hag's side.
His goal at Goodison may have been extraordinary, but it also confirmed what anyone who has followed Garnacho's progress in the last two years already knew: he is an outstanding talent who can go right to the top...