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Fulham Manager Martin Jol Rules Out Bid For Manchester United Winger

by Mark Brus

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Fulham manager Martin Jol has ruled his side out of the chase for the loan signing of Manchester United youngster Wilfried Zaha this January, according to ESPN.

The 20-year-old is widely expected to be allowed a temporary move away from Old Trafford when the transfer window re-opens, as he has struggled to work his way into David Moyes’ first-team plans this season.

Zaha had looked an exciting prospect during his time at Crystal Palace, prompting former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson to sign him last January, before loaning him back to the London side for the remainder of the season.

Unfortunately for the England Under-21 international, Moyes has not given him many opportunities since becoming manager of the club in the summer, and seems to believe the best thing for him would be to gain experience elsewhere.

Fulham were said to be one of several clubs interested in loaning Zaha, though Jol has explained that he doesn’t see a winger as a priority in the January transfer window.

With the likes of Damien Duff and Bryan Ruiz at Craven Cottage, the Dutchman says he is happy with his current options in that position.

When asked if he would bid for Zaha, Jol said: “No. He did very well actually in pre-season so there was no reason to make an enquiry about him. I feel that, on the flank, we are OK. We’ve got five or six… a few options.”

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