I don't think he necessarily needs to start to get smoke opportunity to show whether he is ready. Just give him a few cameos of 20 to 30 minutes increasing as he settles into the PL environment. If it works then look to start him more. The Cups present an opportunity to play him if Ole is genuine about giving him a chance. The frustrating thing is that he is not being kept out by a prime Rooney or Cantona but by ineffective players whose bluntness is costing us points despite the team being in control of matches. It would be tragic if he never gets a chance because of players who shouldn't be at the club and who will be offloaded in a few seasons.