Louis Van Gaal Tells Wilfried Zaha He Must Play As A Striker If He Wants To Save Manchester United Career

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Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal has told Wilfried Zaha that he must adapt to play as a striker if he still hopes to have a future at the club, according to the Manchester Evening News.

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The England under-21 international only joined the club last summer as Sir Alex Ferguson’s final signing before retiring.

However, he suffered a torrid time under David Moyes last term and was even loaned out to Cardiff City for the second half of the campaign.

The Dutch boss has confirmed that Zaha does have a future at the club – but only if he adapts to play as a striker because there is no room for wingers in his 3-5-2 system.

United will take on Inter Milan in Washington DC on Wednesday, and Van Gaal confirmed that the former Crystal Palace man will be making an appearance.

“He shall play in the second-half in the striker’s position,” Van Gaal said.

“When we play this system he has to play as a striker, otherwise he cannot play.

“Ashley Young is a winger, but he is another type who can play wing-back and he did very well against Roma.

“He can play left and right side, but we shall see.

“He can do the job. He believes me and he is now performing well.”

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