Scot does not want his young charge to make Selhurst Park return.
New Crystal Palace head coach Tony Pulis has revealed that the Premier League strugglers will not now be re-signing Manchester United wide man Wilfried Zaha on loan in the January transfer window as had previously been rumoured to be the case, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
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The England international has struggled to win a regular starting berth in the Premier League champions’ starting lineup ever since he joined the Red Devils from the south-east London club last January for a fee of £15m.
However, the then United manager Sir Alex Ferguson allowed Zaha to return to Selhurst Park for the second half of last season, with the 21-year-old going on to help the Eagles win promotion to the Premier League with victory over London rivals Watford in the Championship play-off final at Wembley last May.
But following Ferguson’s departure from Old Trafford last summer, the winger has since started just the one match for United under the Scot’s successor in the north west David Moyes, the club’s 4-0 win over Norwich City in the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup last month.
And that has led to speculation linking Zaha with a six-month loan move away from the Theatre of Dreams in January, although it will not be back to Palace after Pulis confirmed that Moyes did not want his young star returning to the capital this month.
“We’ve spoken to David Moyes about Zaha and I don’t think he’s too keen on him coming back to London,” said the Welshman.
“It’s not a problem for us, he’s a Manchester United player. We don’t think it’s a goer, although we were very keen if there was a possibility to take him on.”