When your manager says this about you, you know you're in a pretty good place in your career -
He is as good a central midfield player as anybody in the country right now.
Early on, Ossie had the skills, but he did what he had to, so he could get a game, and he developed a competitive edge. If he had to mix it, he wouldn't shy away from that.
In other words, a footballer in the mold that Moyes likes them: scrappy, hardworking and never-say-die in outlook.
We polled our Twitter followers for what they felt were some of their favorite memories of Osman, and came up with a varied bunch of answers. Linked in the retweets are some videos of his performances.
Bonus: Here's a blast from the past from when Ossie had hair!