Manchester United and Zaha did not work out the first time. When Sir Alex Ferguson signed the winger back in 2013, the Scot thought he would be a g
Manchester United and Zaha did not work out the first time. When Sir Alex Ferguson signed the winger back in 2013, the Scot thought he would be a gift to whoever replaced him.
Ultimately, though, that did not happen. The Ivory Coast international struggled at the club and was sold for just £3million – a hit of £15m 18 months before.
Zaha has always had talent and now reports have suggested he would be interested in returning to Manchester United. He supposedly feels he has unfinished business and has backed himself to be a hit should any deal happen.
Arsenal also want the Palace star but we now reveal why United are likelier suitors than their north London rivals – even without Champions League football.
Zaha has always felt he never got given a chance by David Moyes during the Scot’s United tenure.
The winger had to put up with rumours he was sleeping with the manager’s daughter – something he has always denied.
And Zaha’s sense of unfinished business may be because of how Moyes treated him.
The United flop made just four appearances under Moyes before leaving for Cardiff on loan.
And Zaha would no doubt relish the chance to show his former manager made a massive transfer mistake.
Louis van Gaal
Louis van Gaal culled the United squad he inherited from Moyes in 2014.
And it was clear that he never rated Zaha.
The Dutchman failed to sell him in his first transfer window in charge but, when the January window opened, off the forward went.
Van Gaal promised Zaha a chance to prove himself but failed to keep to his word.
It would, therefore, be appealing to the Palace star to prove his former manager wrong – just like Moyes.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Solskjaer came to Zaha’s rescue when the Palace star was at his lowest ebb.
The 46-year-old signed the player from United on loan in 2014 when he ruled the roost at Cardiff.
And now, the chance to work together once again may appeal.
Solskjaer is a good-natured man and manager. He is a peoples person, somebody in stark contrast to predecessor Jose Mourinho.
And he can use his personal connection to ensure United beat Arsenal to Zaha’s signature.