When Ferguson signed Wilfried Zaha, it looked like he was going to be a full-on hot prospect for the Manchester faithful and expectations were high.
But the young winger hasn't lived up to this, and now it appears he is trying to escape the club on loan, where he can gain some time on the field.
Zaha has appeared just twice for Manchester United this season, in the Community Shield and Capital One Cup, following a £15million move in the summer from Palace.
So where is the club he left? Still doing well without him?
The simple answer - no. With Holloway signing nearly a whole new team of misfits before ditching the all but sunken ship himself, it has been left for Tony Pulis to attempt to bail them out.
Crystal Palace are already fighting possible relegation, and need someone who can inspire them to a fantastic run of form in order to escape.
Zaha could do this and would really help Palace in the situation they are in; he already has proved exactly what he can do in his last spell at the club.
His pace, strength and box to box dribbling would help the team searching for goals link up and create a real threat going forward.
And he must surely now that he would be welcomed back with open arms. Even if doesn't. current Palace player and ex team-mate Yannick Bolasie has confirmed it.
The 21-year-old England international has been linked with a January return to the Eagles and winger Bolasie believes his old team-mate would jump at the chance of playing for Palace again.
"I think Wilf would probably love to come back down here and be back at home," Bolasie said.
"Also not forgetting the fact we're playing in the Premier League which is a bonus. If he could come back that would be legendary.
"But everyone moves on, everyone's got different plans in their career so if he doesn't then that's just football for you."
There is no place in the line-up at United for Zaha, so it's only right that he considers a loan move, and with the January transfer window not far away it would definitely be the right decision if he were to transfer temporarily to Selhurst Park.
Not only does it suit everyone's best interests, but it also stands to make him a better player.
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