"You can always find him, he always retains the ball, can turn and go forward, is intelligent and his creativity is terrific.
"He’s a really good kid as well. He has a great sense of humour and a tremendous work ethic. There’s never a moment’s problem with him because he’s such a terrific professional."
The training sessions led by Round and David Moyes have been demanding this season but Shinji is enjoying them.
He said: "It has been quite hard work and training is fairly intense because there have been so many games recently, so we have had to concentrate on practising in a very short period of time. But the sessions have been very good."