Winger hopes he can prove his Old Trafford worth during season-long loan spell in South London.
Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha hopes that he can prove to manager Louis van Gaal that he is worth giving another opportunity, report the Express, after he made his first start since returning to Crystal Palace on a season-long loan deal in the Eagles’ 0-0 draw with Burnley at Selhurst Park.
Zaha joined United in January 2013 and was one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s final signings as United boss, he returned on loan to Palace immediately and helped the Eagles to secure promotion to the Premier League, but failed to make an impact at Old Trafford last season and also endured a frustrating loan spell with Cardiff City as the Bluebirds were relegated under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
He has been brought back to Selhurst Park in a deal seemingly brokered by the Palace board, however, and under former manager Neil Warnock seems to have become a key part of the Palace side.
Zaha still has eyes on his Old Trafford future, however, and is hoping to catch the eye of Louis van Gaal with his performances at Selhurst Park this season with a view of breaking into the United reckoning:
“I want to do well but I just don’t know about the future. I signed a two-year deal with United, so when this loan deal is up at the end of the season I will go back there and see what happens and try and get into the England set up.”
Despite scoring on his debut in a 3-3 draw at Newcastle United a fortnight ago, however, Zaha was quiet in the weekend draw with Burnley and substituted by Warnock with 20 minutes remaining.