Manchester United boss David Moyes insists there is a future for Wilfried Zaha at Old Trafford.
The winger joined the Red Devils in a deal worth £15 million over the summer, but has failed to earn a regular starting spot under David Moyes so far this season.
While the 20-year-old will feature for Manchester United in their Capital One Cup clash against Norwich this evening, he is yet to play a competitive minute at Old Trafford this term.
Moyes admitted yesterday that he is likely to send Zaha out on loan in January, but he insists is still in his long-term plans.
“I just don’t think we have had the right opportunity to get him on as much as would have liked,” the Scot 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 it 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 [sending him on loan]. But he is very much in my plans and in my thoughts all the time.”
Manchester United are set to make a host of changes for the clash at Old Trafford this evening, with the likes of Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie likely to be rested.
Javier Hernandez, the match-winner against Stoke on Saturday, is in line to start.