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Premier League: Wilfried Zaha Could Land On His Feet With Crystal Palace

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Wilfried Zaha broke on the scene a few years ago for Crystal Palace in the Football League Championship. He then earned his big money move to Manchester United, when then boss Sir Alex Ferguson paid a reported £15m fee for the winger’s services.

Since his big money move to United things haven’t gone quite to plan for the two-timed capped England international. He only started a handful of games under David Moyes and was loaned out to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s Cardiff City in January for the remainder of the 2013-14 season. It didn’t quite work out for the 21-year-old at The Cardiff City Stadium either, as there was nothing Zaha and his teammates could do about Cardiff’s relegation from the Premier League. He returned to Old Trafford in the summer, but now he has a new manager to impress and he doesn’t seem to feature in Louis van Gaal‘s plans.

So what now for the young man who was touted as England’s next hottest prospect? Maybe another loan move or a permanent move might be the only options. He has been linked with many teams, with Crystal Palace, the place where he made his name, being the latest linked. Palace will have to sort out a manager first, but surely a move back to South London would be the best option for Zaha. His wage might be a stumbling point for some clubs, which will rule out a few.

He has undoubted talent, but it is wasted at Manchester United. The tricky winger is at the point of his career now where he needs to be playing regular games of soccer. The Palace fans would be sure to welcome their ex-player with open arms. Hopefully for the Crystal Palace fans, their new manager, whoever that may be, shares the same desires.

Gareth Hinton is a Soccer writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Galccfc “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google