Last January, Manchester United were dealt a significant blow when Brazilian prodigy Lucas Moura rejected the chance to join them.
The then-20-year-old instead decided to move to the up-and-coming Paries Saint-Germain who had been spending for fun since the Qatar Investment Authority bought the controlling stake in the club.
But the world's most expensive under-21 footballer - bought for €40m - has had a frustrating time at the Parc des Princes.
He hasn't translated the fine form he showed at Sao Paolo in to Ligue 1 and is in danger of falling down the a competitive roster in Paris.
Reports suggest that PSG are ready to loan out Moura in January and Manchester United should swallow their pride and go back in for the midfield playmaker.
Manchester United's midfield is looking weaker than it has done in years.
Stars like Tom Cleverly, Nani and Antonio Valenica just aren't offering the creativity that their attacking positions should allow.
David Moyes knew he had an issue and tried desperately to rectify the situation in the summer. Attempting to sign Thiago Alcantara, Cesc Fabregas and Ander Herrera, Moyes failed on all accounts and is suffering as a result.
He is unlikely to get the star, long-term option that Manchester United deserve in January but a six month loan for Moura can work for all parties.
Not only will Moura get the playing time his talents warrant, he may just decide that Old Trafford was the place to be and never go back to Paris.
Manchester United have money to spend, but it is very rare that a special talent becomes permanently available half way through the season.
Moura's reported loan availability is a perfect opportunity to plug a gaping hole in Manchester United's midfield.
He could just be the boost they need to rifle back in to the title race.
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