Man United Youngster Says David Moyes Didn’t Trust Him

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Summer arrival says Moyes felt that he had to pick older players.

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Manchester United forward Wilfried Zaha has claimed that former manager David Moyes did not trust him enough to give him a run in the first team at Old Trafford.

Zaha signed for United from Crystal Palace in January 2013, but he stayed at Selhurst Park on loan before linking up with the Red Devils last summer.

Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge when Zaha was signed, but he had been replaced by Moyes by the time the 21-year-old arrived at the club.

Zaha made just four senior appearances under Moyes before moving to Cardiff City on a season-long loan in January.

“I signed for Sir Alex Ferguson and expected him to be the manager,” he told The Sun. “David Moyes arrived and obviously felt – in general – he had to play older players.

“For some games I was not even on the bench. That was tough, very frustrating. You need the manager to trust you and that was not the case.

“Raheem Sterling went through a tough period at Liverpool and there was talk of him going out on loan. But Brendan Rodgers trusted him and he was allowed to get that experience and pull through.”

Zaha will play his last game for Cardiff this afternoon. The Bluebirds, who have already been relegated to the Championship, host Chelsea in South Wales.

During his loan spell at Cardiff, Zaha has made 12 Premier League appearances – five of which have been starts.

Zaha, who has just over four years left to run on his current United contract, has yet to score for Cardiff, but he has provided one assist.

Moyes was sacked as United manager last month. The Scot was replaced by Ryan Giggs on an interim basis.

Giggs is expected to succeeded by Dutch boss Louis van Gaal this summer.

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