Manchester United Treble winner Wes Brown can understand Aaron Wan-Bissaka being unsettled at Old Trafford.
The fullback has found himself sidelined this season as manager Erik ten Hag has preferred Portugal international Diogo Dalot as his prime right-back. The Dutchman also turned to the left-sided Tyrell Malacia ahead of Wan-Bissaka at one stage before the World Cup recess.
With the January market approaching, Wan-Bissaka has been linked with a move away, with former club Crystal Palace in contact about a return on-loan for the second-half of the season.
Asked about the fall of the £50m signing, Brown told Tribalfootball.com: "It's a tough one really. You don't even see him on the bench either. He's a great lad, this will be a very difficult time for him. I suppose you don't know what to think, what to do, what's the best thing careerwise, etc.
"I think Aaron needs to play. He has to have a meeting with the manager and see how that goes and whether he's going to get any opportunities at all and, if not, as a football player you have to move on.
"I'm pretty sure Aaron will be training and training hard at that. He'll want to show everyone what he's about and that can step it up. Ultimately at the moment, it's not really happened, so it's tough decision for him. He's still a young player, but he'll want to be playing regularly."
However, before making any definitive decision, Brown recommends Wan-Bissaka speak with Ten Hag.
On behalf of Bet365, Brown also told us: "Speaking personally, as a player I was very shy, so I always found it hard going to speak with the manager and asking him certain questions. But when you do, Sir Alex was absolutely fine with it, and you'd have a normal conversation. It's all about, 'Can I do that? Can I ask him that?' That's what Aaron needs to do. He's a great player but obviously the manager hasn't fancied him, so he needs to have a chat and if it goes well, then you fight for your place.
"If it doesn't go well and opportunities look limited, you have to look about leaving. It's tough."