The England forward is also Europe's leading goal-scorer this year ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Lionel Messi.
"It's true that the headlines are always for Harry or others, but it's important to recognise him, because he's a very great guy, a very good professional and he's always there, scoring and playing well".
United will be hoping to see Lingard remain in his current rich vein of form, although expecting him to keep pace with Spurs star Kane - who ended 2017 with 56 goals for club and country across the calendar year - may be asking a bit too much.
It must be hard on some level to play on a team with Harry Kane.
Christian Eriksen whipped in a risky free kick and Tottenham's Spanish striker headed home his first Premier League goal of the season against his old club.
And two more glorious opportunities went their way shortly after - Ayew thwarted at the last second by Wanyama after evading challenges from Eric Dier and Hugo Lloris, before Van der Hoorn hit the post with a header from the resulting corner. The likes of Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen still possess bags of talent, and if Kane does indeed start then this should be a fairly safe bet. He's a kind of player who is flexible, and who can slot into a variety of positions as needed, and do a job. The striker is reportedly ill, but it is still unclear whether or not he will play in this game, or be rested by Mauricio Pochettino. He is not a winger but he can play on the wing. That must be a challenge for a player like Son, but he seems to be taking it in stride, even as he continues to fly under the radar in the Premier League.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino believes Son Heung-min can match David Beckham's superstar status in east Asia as the South Korea global was lauded by his boss.