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Sir Alex Ferguson's last signing told to relish opportunity

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Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway has told Wilfried Zaha to value his position as Sir Alex Ferguson's last ever signing for Manchester United, although admits the young winger would have liked to have worked under the soon to be departed boss.

Zaha signed for Manchester United during the January transfer window for £15 million, but was immediately loaned back to Palace in order to help the Eagles continue their quest for promotion to the Premier League.

The 20-year-old will officially join Manchester United on July 1 - the same day on which David Moyes will succeed Ferguson as the Premier League champion's first new manager since November 1986.

Moyes was announced as the new Manchester United boss on Thursday following the announcement of Ferguson's retirement 24 hours previous, confirming Zaha as the final player acquired by the former in his illustrious Old Trafford career.

Although Zaha remains fully focused on the job with Palace at present, Holloway says he has spoken to the England international about his future move, and told him to relish being the last man bought by Ferguson.

"I had a chat with Wilf and I am sure that when it all settles they will be in touch. I will have a little word with him again," Holloway told reporters.

"He goes down as Sir Alex’s last-ever signing – it’s not a bad thing, although I’m sure he wanted one or two seasons with him."

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