Manchester United manager David Moyes has rubbished reports of a bust-up between him and Wilfried Zaha in row over his future.
Wilfried Zaha was signed by Manchester United in the last winter transfer window, before being loaned back to his former club Crystal Palace for the rest of the season. After completing his £15million to Old Trafford, a lot was expected to this highly rated youngster who took the Championship by storm last season.
But despite making few appearances in the free season matches and then the community shield, his contribution in competitive first team matches has been limited to say the least. The 21-year-old has made only two appearances as a substitute in the league and his only start this season came in the League Cup fixture against Norwich back in October.
Recent reports suggested that Cardiff City, along with few other Premier League clubs, are looking to sign Zaha on loan. Cardiff were considered as the favourites to sign the winger and Zaha was interested in gaining regular first team action as well. But David Moyes has blocked this move as the Manchester United squad has been stretched by injuries recently and believes Zaha could still play a part in this campaign. This, reportedly, hasn’t gone down too well with Zaha and the Englishman is believed to have stormed out of a meeting with the United manager this week.
But David Moyes has dismissed those reports and explained his decision to retain Zaha in this window.
“I have told him that if I can’t get him the games I will put him out on loan.
“But he can’t go out while we have Ashley Young and Nani injured and I would be surprised if anyone thought there was a possibility [of those two returning before the transfer window shuts].”
“I had 30 seconds chat on the training pitch and we were talking away. So there was nothing like that [bust-up].” – The Manchester United manager told the press.