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Wilfried Zaha 'must learn' before United will select him

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If Wilfried Zaha wants to be selected for Manchester United he first needs to impress David Moyes - that's according to Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway.

Since the 20-year-old's £15million move from Crystal Palace this summer, he has only appeared in one match for United, and that in the Community Shield 2-0 win over Wigan back in August.

Born in the Ivory Coast, Zaha had the opportunity to represent both Côte d'Ivoire and England after growing up here.

However the youngster opted for England when he made his debut in November 2012, coming on as a substitute for Raheem Sterling in the 83rd minute during a friendly match against Sweden.

Although the young star has clearly impressed England coach Roy Hodgson (his second appearance for England was in August against Scotland) according to Holloway he still has work to put in.

Quoted on Sporting Life, Holloway said: "He has to learn what his new manager wants him to do to get picked and he is obviously not doing it.

"He is a fantastic lad but he has got a lot to learn.

"He is at a huge club, compared to where we are at the moment at Palace.

"Our fans absolutely loved him but he has to earn that respect up there and I'm sure he will over time.

"But it is tough for everybody at the start of your career to earn that respect and get your foot in the door and do what your manager wants you to do."

He added that getting to the top doesn't just mean winning - but pulling ugly stunts out of the bag too, which Holloway 'knows he can do'.

He said, "I'm sure he'll do it right and he will be the right player for Manchester United eventually."

Yesterday it was confirmed that Zaha will be available for loan in January, with Premier League clubs such as Newcastle and West Bromwich Albion interested in taking him on.

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