Theo Walcott is not yet a full year into his Everton career and already he looks slightly out of place.
It’s clear that Sam Allardyce wanted the former England international to motor down the right flank and deliver a flurry of crosses for another big January investment, Cenk Tosun, but Marco Silva has different ideas.
He has experimented with the more mobile Richarlison in attack and has a greater trust in young players than his predecessor.
His treatment of Ademola Lookman has been slightly perplexing however; even if it was better than Allardyce’s.
He has kept the former Charlton starlet around the club but not let him off the leash yet; but the time has come.
As Everton travel to face a struggling Manchester United side on Sunday, Silva should unleash Lookman on a defence that looks punch-drunk right now.
Walcott is slightly one-dimensional and Luke Shaw may well be able to deal with his direct threat. But Lookman is unpredictable and would cause a static United defence nightmares.
Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund is showing what young English players can do when they’re given a little bit of faith and a platform. There is no reason why Lookman wouldn’t seize his long-awaited chance at the Theatre of Dreams.