Zaha, who is yet to feature in the Premier League for United since starting his first full season with the Red Devils in August, is understood to be unhappy with his place on the sidelines.
Speaking to the BBC, the man who discovered him has advised Zaha to find a club to play regular football for. "He would benefit from playing more competitive football and a loan move would help with his development," said David Webb, who was a scout at Crystal Palace when he watched Zaha as a youngster in local parks.
Zaha was signed by David Moyes’ predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson last January for £15m but was immediately returned to former club Crystal Palace on loan, helping them to win promotion to the Premier League.
However, Zaha is clearly not a part of David Moyes’ plans for the foreseeable future, it therefore seems logical to send him out on loan in January to gain more experience.
"He won't let it affect him too much," continued Webb, “he is realistic and knows he is at a big club and has to compete and fight for his place. It's a lot different club to Crystal Palace. He has a good work ethic and will continue working hard in training.”
Indeed, whilst Zaha was Palace’s best player, he is competing with the likes of Luis Nani, Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young for a starting spot out wide. Not to mention the emergence of Adnan Januzaj, who has been a revelation since making his debut this season.
“He's not getting any football, Wilf is a good character but he just likes to play, so a loan move to another Premier League club would suit him. Newcastle play a good style of football and Alan Pardew is a very good manager who likes to play with pace and power and Wilf would benefit from that,” said Webb.
"He needs playing time and to get the confidence but I still think Manchester United was a very good move for him. I do think he is good enough. He has a lot to offer but still has a hell of a lot to do.”
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