Wilfried Zaha can break into Man United first-team, says Ian Holloway

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway backs Wilfried Zaha to break into Manchester United's first-team next season

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Wilfried Zaha signed for Manchester United back in January Photo: J Boyes, via Wikimedia

Ian Holloway has tipped former Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha to break into Manchester United’s first-team next season.

The Reds Devils completed a £15m swoop for the England international in the January transfer window before loaning the 20-year-old back to the London outfit in the second half of the season.

Zaha, who scored eight goals in 50 appearances last term, was Sir Alex Ferguson’s last signing before the Scot was replaced by David Moyes in May.

Crystal Palace manager Holloway has ruled out the London side attempting to sign Zaha on loan and backed the England Under-21 international to make a big impact at Old Trafford next term.

“I don’t think for one minute I’d ever consider asking Davd Moyes [about signing him] right now. I don’t think it’s fair to the boy. He’s got to have a go at Man United,” Holloway told talkSPORT.

“I’m sure I know Moyes that well that if there was a club in the Premier League that Wilfried Zaha wanted to play for, if it wasn’t Manchester United, I’m sure it would be us, so I’m sure the phone would ring.

“But, let’s be perfectly honest, I think the boy is so exciting he’s going to have a chance at Man United and I can see him getting in their first team and I genuinely mean that.”

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