There are few more aesthetically pleasing sights in English football than Jack Grealish waltzing through an ambush of attempted challenges en route to the box.
But when it comes to the Aston Villa captain and talisman, it's not purely a matter of style over substance.
Armed with a trademark headband and miniature shin pads, there will be a sigh of relief in the Manchester United camp that they will not have to negotiate the mercurial Grealish on Sunday afternoon.
Absent for the last 11 games in the Premier League, that is set to be extended to 12 when United visit town.
The good news for Villa supporters - and England - is that the 25-year-old remains firmly on the comeback trail and on course for a return before the end of this season.
An unlikely exchange with Prince William, who is famously a Villa fan, revealed that we must wait another 'seven to ten days' before Grealish lights up the top-flight once again, though.
United won't have to do game-specific homework on Villa's captain, but they simply must continue to scout him.
As attentions turn to the delayed Euro 2020 championship this summer, the stage is set for Grealish to replicate the dazzling form that made him, arguably, the pick of the bunch during the first half of this Premier League campaign.
Indeed, he totalled six goals and 12 assists before a troublesome shin injury put a halt to his and Villa's charge.
Modest returns in previous seasons, certainly in the top-flight, indicate one thing - Grealish has now come of age.
Almost certain to be named in England's final squad for the Euros, the part he will play will ultimately be governed by a number of factors; fitness, formation and - above all - how a previously reluctant Gareth Southgate opts to use him in this, a rejuvenated golden generation.
There is a sense of irony in the fact Grealish has enjoyed his best term yet in the absence of supporters.
Portrayed as the showman, it's a tag which is offered further credence by his stylish pre-match setup.
In reality, though, he offers so much more - and Grealish will be licking his lips at the prospect of an overdue return for fans as he prepares to don those famous Three Lions in the pressure cooker of a major international tournament.
As attentions turn to the summer transfer window, United have a new centre-back and striker right at the top of their agenda.
You might argue that, by targeting Grealish, it would add further complications in areas that simply don't warrant it at this stage - namely at 'number ten' or on the left-hand side of an attacking three.
He will already command a staggering fee, of course, but that will only sky-rocket on the back of a strong Euros.
For two reasons, United must strike now to avoid missing an opportunity; whether that's down to financial terms or a successful pursuit from one of the other big-hitters in Europe.
A catalyst for selection complications, perhaps.
Overriding that school of thought, though, would be a guaranteed increase in chances for players around him such as Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani.
Even if United miss out on Erling Haaland and Harry Kane, by recruiting Grealish they would add a new dimension to their attack. One which, in simple terms, cannot be replicated by any other target.
His would-be arrival might force Ole Gunnar Solskjaer into a tactical rethink.
However, the mouth-watering prospect of Grealish combining with two of those from above on any given day, not to mention Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes, is something United must seriously consider.
It might even prove to be a back-up option that is more profitable than 'Plan A' ever could be.