Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson sensed Michael Owen would give him a selection dilemma at some point this season - and he has not been disappointed.
Owen has been forced to wait for his chance as Dimitar Berbatov took centre stage but on his first start of the season at Scunthorpe on Wednesday, the legendary predator reminded Ferguson he is still a force to be reckoned with by grabbing a second-half brace.
Now Owen is hoping to play some part against Bolton at the Reebok Stadium on Sunday, the start of a big week that also includes a Champions League trip to Valencia.
"It does give me a problem," Ferguson told MUTV.
"I have known it was going to be a problem since the start of the season, that is why I let Danny Welbeck go to Sunderland and Mame Biram Diouf to Sunderland on loan.
"The form of Dimitar Berbatov has meant that other players have taken a back seat, which is unfortunate for them because they are good players."