We've been here before. A player X who has been injured or hasn't been given a chance or is doing well in the youth team or hasn't been bought yet is suddenly the answer to our misery. Everyone increases in value when they're not on the pitch for us. Player X is eventually given a chance, and fails to live up to the unrealistic expectations the caf sets for him. Unsurprisingly, we discover that one man cannot overturn the gross derelict of years of poor management, disorganised recruitment, a potpourri of poor tactics and a gradual, systemic erosion of confidence in the squad. Then we completely give up on said player and move on to the next new hope. The cycle is already over with Sanchez, Lukaku, Pogba, Lindelof, Fred, Pereira, Martial, Rashford and Shaw. Greenwood, McT and James are at the beginning of their curves, and we've now queued up Gomes by the looks of it. Good management, a gradual improvement in our final-third play, a visible change in tactics, a long-term view to recruitment and a more experienced, confident and composed group of forwards is the only 'key' to unlocking organised defences.