The young winger returned to his boyhood club late on during the last transfer window on a season-long loan after being told that his game time at Old Trafford would be limited by manager Louis van Gaal.
Zaha had only made his switch to the Red Devils proper a year before, but a disastrous season under David Moyes saw him barely given a starting opportunity before he was shipped out to Cardiff for the latter half of the campaign.
After a difficult spell, the 21-year-old is back in regular action with the Eagles, and speaking ahead of today’s win with Everton, Warnock made it known that Zaha is desperate to ensure that he has a future with his parent club:
“I don’t think his career is in jeopardy,” he is quoted by the London Evening Standard.
“I wouldn’t say we need to save his career, we just need to get games under his belt now and he needs to put himself back in the shop window (for England).
“To do that he has got to consistently be good, week in, week out. That has to be his aim this season.
“He is in that age-group that is breaking into the England squad. He is definitely looking at all these young lads – they deserve it, they have worked hard and done consistency well. It will motivate him.
“The problem has been he has not had enough games. He needs games, last week he ran out of steam a little bit but he is putting the work in on the training ground. Ability and confidence is nothing he has ever been missing.
“He has come here to try and convince the (Man United) manager that he works for that he is good enough to give him a go – that is his aim.
“His attitude has been spot-on since I met him – there were three or four clubs after him and we got him, but his intention is to try and go back there and get in the team and I think that is great for the young lad.”
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