​James Ward-Prowse has scored two free kicks in two games against Manchester United and Tottenham and has been in the form of his life under Ralph Hasenhüttl.

Ward-Prowse has been at Southampton his entire career, but this season the young Englishman has thrust his name into the headlines with some outstanding displays - and outstanding free kicks - as he seeks to help his club avoid relegation.

James Ward-Prowse

The midfielder scored against ​Manchester United last weekend from a free kick and recalled all the practice he's done in the past to get to that point.

As quoted by the ​Daily Mail, Ward-Prowse said: "It was [the best i've ever scored]. Most of the ones I have hit well have been for the England Under 21s. It was going to take something special to do it at Old Trafford against De Gea.

"I said to ​Ryan Bertrand at the time, these are the ones that as a kid I have practised in mum and dad's garden - scoring in the World Cup final or big games for your club. I felt like a kid again."

James Ward-Prowse

The England international has scored six goals in nine games and has been reborn under ​Saints boss Hasenhuttl.

Ward-Prowse added: "It's the first time I've had a manager who is brutally honest about me. Good and bad things. He has told me I need to win more tackles if I want to play in midfield. Not to go and smash people but to be aggressive.

"We have a really detailed way of playing without the ball now. It requires a lot of running and physical work which thankfully I'm good at. The manager showed me clips of teams he has worked at before and told me what he expects of a No 6 or a No 8.

"A lot of the goals we have scored have come from tackling high up the pitch. My goal against Everton was similar to that. It's just about learning."