Wilfried Zaha‘s debut with Manchester United this season has been frustratingly slow to say the least. His team’s confused first-year manager David Moyes has opted to keep him on the bench despite an encouraging preseason and a lackluster start to the season by his teammates.
Competition is tough at United with Shinji Kawaga, Ashley Young, Adnan Januzaj, Antonio Valencia and Nani all patrolling United’s flanks. I can understand Moyes opting to keep Zaha on the bench for the first games of the season due to his lack of experience, but I can’t understand why he would keep him there when at least three of his competitors (Nani, Valencia and Young) have played miserably.
Zaha is raw and very young, but has the makings of a United legend if he can take his chances and keep his off-field issues down to a dull roar. He, like Januzaj, has a long way to go, but as is the case of the young Belgian, he deserves his chance to wow Old Trafford‘s fans. It has been reported that he has an ongoing relationship with Moyes’ daughter which might be the reason why he is being kept off the field. If Moyes has a personal issue with Zaha, he must get over it in order to keep his job.
Zaha has managed to make England’s U-21 look dangerous by creating a number of chances whilst running opposing defenses ragged. His high-profile bust up with Ravel Morrison has raised question of his character, but I believe that like any superstar, he is part genius and part madman. It is time to let the beast that is Wilfried Zaha off his leash. Will Zaha finally get his chance?