Report: Frustrated Zaha Seeks Loan Move Away from Manchester United
Since his big-money, £12 million move from Crystal Palace in the summer, Zaha has failed to turn out in a single competitive appearance for the champions, sparking frustrations from the player that he needs to head out on loan to kick-start his career once more, reports Mark Ogden of the Telegraph:
The twice-capped England international, who is in Gareth Southgate’s Under-21 squad for Tuesday’s fixture against Lithuania at Ipswich, is understood to be the subject of interest from at least five Premier League clubs, but a return to Selhurst Park for play for Ian Holloway’s strugglers is not being considered.
Newcastle, West Ham and Fulham could offer Zaha a loan move in January until the end of the season, but speculation linking the player with a move to the Championship with Bolton - managed by former Palace manager Dougie Freedman - has been ruled out.
With only the Capital One Cup tie against Norwich City providing him with any realistic chance of appearing for the first team in the near future, Zaha has seemingly admitted that a loan move is the best way to persuade Moyes that he is ready to make his mark on the team at Old Trafford.
The frustrations of Zaha will likely have been enhanced by the success story of Adnan Januzaj, who has jumped above the twice-capped England international in the attacking pecking order at United.
If, as Ogden reports, a loan move is to materialize, a Premier League club seems his best destination. Zaha has spent the bulk of his career in the Championship with Palace and was arguably the division's best player last season.
The Premier League is naturally the next level for Zaha to test himself at, and a move to a lower Premier League club could provide the winger with the opportunity to showcase his talents to Moyes and England boss Roy Hodgson.
His only appearance for United this season was in the Community Shield victory over Wigan, a game which is still widely regarded as a pre-season curtain raiser.
Despite Moyes claiming to the press that he was impressed with Zaha during a pre-season trip to the Far East and Australia, his chances at United—for the time being at least—seem limited.
What do you think? Should Zaha stay and fight it out for a place at Old Trafford? Or is a loan move best for both parties?
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