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David Moyes impressed by Zaha display

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Zaha scored his first goal for United  (©GettyImages)
Zaha scored his first goal for United (©GettyImages).

Manchester United manager David Moyes heaped praise on Red Devils new-boy Wilfried Zaha, after the winger scored a late goal to save his side from losing against Cerezo Osaka.

Moyes' side went into the closing stages of their fourth pre-season game a goal down - but were saved from an embarrassing defeat when the former Crystal Palace winger scored from close-range.

Moyes singled out Zaha for special praise after the game, by saying: "Wilfried has done well. He's done well in the games. He's quite quiet and still getting to know everybody. 

"I think he's performed well. He's had an impact in the games. We just want to try and bring him along nicely."

Moyes has been particularly impressed by the way the 20-year-old takes on players to try and create chances for his teammates.

“I think tonight will help him. He's showed players he can make things happen," added Moyes. 

"At Manchester United we want all players to score goals and he's come up with an important goal in the last minute.”

Moyes also revealed that Zaha's fellow goalscorer Shinji Kagawa is set to train in Japan as he's still technically on holiday.

The former Everton manager said: "We've given Shinji more holiday because of his football with Japan in the summer. 

“We try and give all players four weeks, if possible, and Shinji hasn't quite had that time. 

"So we'll give him another week's rest. I think Shinji's going to do some training with the club, so he can have some more time at home in Japan. He'll do some training here.”

United complete their pre-season tour of Asia on Monday when they face Kitchee FC in Hong Kong. 

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