Wing star admits leaving Man United would be ‘great’

Wilfried Zaha says that a permanent move away from Manchester United to join Crystal Palace at the end of the season would be “great”.

The England international re-joined the Eagles on loan over the summer after being frozen out at Old Trafford, whom he left half way through his debut season to join Cardiff for six months.

Although he struggled under Neil Warnock, Zaha has been a big hit since Alan Pardew’s arrival at Selhurst Park, helping the south London club to an FA Cup third round victory over Dover and back-to-back Premier League three point-hauls.

With competition for places high at United, the 22-year-old’s chances of returning to Old Trafford look to be bleak, and he’s now opened the door to staying put:

“I’m happy to be playing again.” He told the South London Press.

“I can’t answer that right now [where his long-term future lies],

“Coming back to Palace would be great but that’s in the future, so I’ll decide then.

Zaha also admitted that Pardew has had a big effect since swapping the North East for London:

“The manager has come in and given everyone confidence and it has showed really,

“I know the talent that the team has – I’m just glad I’m part of it and I think we can definitely stay up.”