Think outside of the club he is under rated in terms of all time premiership greats.
This was a player who cost £1m (ptob akin to £10m now at most). Came into a side that was still falling short of a first league title in a long time despite a really strong side with the likes of Schmeichel, Pallister, Bruce, Giggs, Keane, Ince, Robson, Hughes all sucj strong personalities....several captains, future managers and pundis among them. He was like the conductor of a choir, made such a difference and always big goals in big games.
Was an absolute joy to watch, really was an artist. Then when many of these big perosnalities and stars moved on, he changed from condouctor to pied piper, the fledglings absolutely idolised him and he set such a great example.
Came into an ageing side and was the missing link to trophies and was the bridge to a host of youngsters.SUch a pivotal part in the success we had for all the years following it.
One of the very best in the premiership without doubt.
Only criticism I could level at him was the effect he had in Europe. To be fair it was a period Enlish football was still trying to get used to European ties again after a long ban from the Heysel bans and we were also affected badly by the 3foreigners rule for a while as Welsh, Scottish etc all counted as foreign. Even so, he didnt seem to find the same space, struggled at times with hi sback to goal and did miss dome big opportunities would never have done in the permiership