Zaire-born starlet has fallen even further down the pecking order following recent success of fellow wide man Adnan Januzaj.
Out-of-favour Manchester United midfield player Wilfried Zaha is said to now be seriously considering his future at Old Trafford as the Englishman seeks to be part of Three Lions head coach Roy Hodgson’s plans for next summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil, according to reports in the Mail on Sunday.
The occasional England international only arrived at the Premier League champions from then Championship outfit Crystal Palace during the previous January transfer window, with Zaha signing for the Red Devils for a fee believed to be in the region of £15 million.
However, it was Sir Alex Ferguson who brokered the deal to bring the wide man to the north west, before the Scot then agreed to also allow Zaha to re-join the Eagles on loan until the end of the last season.
And following Ferguson’s departure from the club last summer, his successor at the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ has been reluctant to utilise the 20-year-old in the United first team, with Zaha’s only involvement to date being a 60-minute run out in the season curtain-raiser against Wigan Athletic in August’s FA Community Shield at Wembley Stadium.
All of which means that the winger’s representatives are now understood to be advising their client to go out on loan in January – both top-flight sides Palace and Newcastle United are said to be keen on taking a chance on Zaha in the new year – in order to gain some valuable playing time ahead of next summer’s World Cup.