Wilfried Zaha will be allowed to leave Manchester United on loan in January in order to continue his development, according to the Daily Star.

The United youngster has found himself void of game-time since his summer arrival at Old Trafford, and hasn't managed a minute of first-team action since the Community Shield victory over Wigan.

His situation at the Premier League champions has prompted speculation that he could be sent out on loan, with a host of clubs willing to take him on board and give him playing time.

And now David Moyes has declared that he will consent to Zaha moving away from the club in January, as it will help the starlet to continue to improve his game. Although he did stress that the 21-year-old is firmly in his plans.

"I just don't think we have had the right opportunity to get him on as much as would have liked," the United boss said.

"We don't want to put him in too quickly. We want to make it the right time.

"I've said I would look at in January as I wanted to have him here for six months to see how we work.

"I told him we would try to get him minutes but the competition in the wide areas we have with Nani, Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young, Adnan Januzaj and even Shinji Kagawa playing off the side means we are as strong there as anywhere.

"It's not that Wilf has done anything wrong, it's just that we have big competition and we have to try to make sure he gets some playing time.

"Unfortunately, we haven't done that with Wilf and, if it's still the case in January, we would look at it. But he is very much in my plans and in my thoughts all the time."

Swansea, Newcastle and West Brom have all expressed an interest in acquiring Zaha, and Stoke are also rumoured to be weighing up the possibility of a move.

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