The England international joined the Villains on loan last week – in a deal that ran over the transfer deadline – after slipping down the pecking order at Old Trafford.
Although a product of the club’s youth academy and a regular in the Three Lions squad, large sections of the Red Devils’ supporters criticised the 25-year-old for his displays last season – deeming him to have been a major factor in the slide under David Moyes.
His move to Villa has been mooted as the platform to kick-start his career, with the swoop likely to be made permanent eventually should he be a success in the Midlands.
And Lambert believes that the playmaker can get back on track in the claret and blue shirt:
“He’s a top player and I know exactly what he can become here.” He is quoted by the Daily Star.
“He’s at a really good age, has got great energy and is always comfortable on the ball.
“If he produces what I know he can then he can get himself back in the England team.”