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Aaron Mooy the new Zinedine Zidane? See what David Wagner had to say...

The Huddersfield Town Head Coach was asked the question during yesterday's press conference ahead of his side's trip to Reading FC

After a string of fine performances, Huddersfield Town midfielder Aaron Mooy has won a number plaudits as well as comparisons to some of the finest footballing aristocracy.

Having first been likened to Liverpool FC legend Kenny Dalglish by his former St Mirren manager Danny Lennon, the Australian international was this week compared to French legend Zinedine Zidane by the Football League Paper.

Writing after another excellent display in the home win over Queens Park Rangers, Chris Dunlavy declared Mooy as the “best player in the Championship” before going on to say the Australian “is cut from the same silken cloth” as Zidane.

The Football League expert justified the claim by saying: “Like a tennis player receiving serve, the Frenchman read minute clues in body language, knew intuitively how subtle movements could bamboozle or throw opponents off balance.

“Sometimes, an almost imperceptible shimmy of hip or shoulder was all it took. Mooy, too, has mastered this deceptive art.”

And during yesterday afternoon's press conference ahead of Huddersfield Town's trip away to Reading FC, Head Coach David Wagner was asked about the most recent comparison.

And the boss saw the humorous side of the media praise before lavishing a multitude of praise on the the player – hailing him as 'fantastic', 'very humble but ambitious'.

Watch the video above to find out the full extent of the boss' thoughts on Aaron Mooy's comparison to footballing legend Zinedine Zidane and have your say with our interactive poll below.

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