Man United Winger Seeks Old Trafford Exit In Search Of Regular First-Team Football

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Englishman has not started a competitive game for the Red Devils so far in this campaign. 

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Manchester United wide man Wilfried Zaha has accepted that he must go out on loan when the winter transfer window does finally open again for business for the year in January in order to gain some much-needed game time, according to reports in the Daily Telegraph.

The promising England international arrived at Old Trafford from Championship outfit Crystal Palace for a fee of £12 million last January, only for the then Red Devils head coach Sir Alex Ferguson to immediately loan Zaha straight back to the Eagles for the remainder of last season.

But after a promising showing for the Premier League champions under new United manager David Moyes during their pre-season tour of the Far East and Australia during the summer, it was expected that the 20-year-old would feature prominently for the club in this campaign.

However, despite playing the first 61 minutes of United’s season curtain-raiser against the FA Cup winners Wigan Athletic in the FA Community Shield at Wembley Stadium in August, Zaha has not been seen since, resulting in a mountain of recent speculation that the winger will be shipped out on loan come the new year.

And, the likes of Premier League sides Fulham, West Ham United and Newcastle United have all reportedly been linked with a move for a player that Moyes admits has struggled to adapt so far to life in the north west.

“Wilf has not appeared,” Moyes said. “We have not felt we have had the opportunity.

“I want Wilf to get used to what happens here. The competition is hard. It is just impossible to get all these players a game at the one time. You can only ever play eleven.

“But it is important Wilf gets to see the level of the training here, the level of the players and the quality they have got. He is getting better, which we are pleased about.”

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