There is an interesting dynamic at Manchester United after their weekend win over West Brom.
For the optimists it was another step in the right direction; the signs of progress that United ground out a gritty win despite playing poorly.
Yet on the other hand it was a game in which United made hard work in dispatching one of the weakest teams in the Premier League, before manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer overpraised their opposition for their talents.
Again, as is so often the case with United, the reality is somewhere in the middle. A win is a win, regardless of the manner in which it is claimed, but the warning signs still remain in a week which sees Solskjaer looking to avoid another disasterclass against Istanbul Basaksehir.
With such a testing fixture schedule it is certain United will make changes for their Champions League game tonight, and some of Solskjaer's decisions which might well be influenced by that weekend win against West Brom.
Edinson Cavani impressed in his cameo role from the bench, which should stand him in good stead for a possible start against Basaksehir, but the big question revolves around where he might fit in.
Manchester United ground out a 1-0 win over West Brom to finally notch a victory at home in the Premier League this season.
It wasn't pretty but it means two successive wins for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side, who have to balance league and Champions League commitments over a busy period in the coming weeeks.
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There is an argument to suggest Anthony Martial should be moved back to the left wing to make way for Cavani, given his sluggish start to the season in a central role.
Daniel James will also be pushing for a start after his recent exploits with Wales and there remains an opening in this United team for someone to make the right flank position their own.
Facundo Pellistri's fine showing at U23s level against Tottenham on Sunday evening was a reminder of the long-term possibilities for United on the right wing, but Solskjaer knows a short-term fix has to be found until he has settled in properly.
Against an experienced defence like Basaksehir's it might well make sense to include both Martial and James from the off with their pace the most obvious threat against a back-four with an average age of 31.
Doing so not would not only allow for Cavani to be utilised in his best position, but might well allow both Martial and James the chance to recapture their best club form in different roles.
With such a packed fixture schedule it is clear there will be plenty of chopping and changing in the weeks to come, now Solskjaer must take full advantage of the circumstances and use this midweek as an opportunity to experiment with another new-look attack.