Wilfried Zaha‘s debut Manchester United season has been frustratingly slow to say the least. His 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 at United is tough 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 and have constantly been injured.
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. Like Januzaj he 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. He was the last player to be signed by the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson in last year’s winter transfer market for a cool 15 million pounds from Crystal Palace. If Ferguson thinks so highly of him, he must be good enough for Moyes.
He seems to have calmed down a bit and has found himself far away from controversy. His chance to prove that he is an excellent player will probably come at another team as he is to be loaned out once the transfer window opens. His possible destinations include a return to Crystal Palace, Everton and his most likely landing spot Newcastle. He will flourish at Newcastle and prove his doubters wrong.