David Moyes is finding out that his Manchester United predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson did not get everything right.
Ashley Young is looking a woeful performer at the club, while he has spent all summer busy untangling the Wayne Rooney mess the Old Trafford legend left behind.
When Moyes looks at the club's wing situation - it is a confusing kettle of fish, with neither Nani, Young, nor Antonio Valencia capable of stringing together two good games in a row.
Then there is Wilfried Zaha, the much hyped winger who was a regular on pre-season who cannot buy a place on the bench at present, despite a £15 million price tag.
Moyes is clearly struggling to find his first choice XI, blessed or cursed by a variety of options - but one man who knows exactly who he wants to pick is Hull City boss Steve Bruce.
Bruce is fortunate enough to possess in his armoury arguably the most in-form winger in the Premier League, Irish international Robbie Brady.
Brady spent a full season on loan at the Tigers in 2011/12 where he impressed but was clearly still not quite the finished article. He went back to United but struggled to make any kind of impact, and was sold back to Hull in January for £2.2 million.
While a convenient escape route for Brady in terms of first team football, it always appeared a little bemusing how United allowed such a talented player to leave without giving him a proper chance, especially with their wingers plagued by inconsistency.
Brady was the Irish under-21 player of the year at one stage, netting seven goals in 12 appearances, while he has one in six games for the country's senior side, a clear indication of the potential Sir Alex Ferguson allowed to walk out of the door for just over an eighth of the price he paid for Wilfried Zaha.
Now Brady is busy impressing in the Premier League, having helped Hull get promoted, scoring two goals in five games for the club this season, as well as another goal in the League Cup.
Brady also has one assist to his name, scoring one and creating another in the club's surprise 3-2 away win to Newcastle at the weekend.
The winger has his future at his feet, and on a personal level will surely be glad he seized his opportunity to move on rather than being left in United's reserves - but whether United should have been braver and given him a run last season rather than the inconsistent Nani or Young is a matter which could yet come back to bite the club further if Brady continues his development.
Did United make a mistake with Brady? How important is he to Hull?
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