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Manchester United set to loan out £15m outcast

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Zaha has not featured regularly for United. (©GettyImages)
Zaha has not featured regularly for United. (©GettyImages).

Manchester United look set to allow Wilfried Zaha to depart the club on loan in January, with two of the Premier League's most in-form clubs believed to be monitoring the situation.

According to the Daily Mail,  Red Devils manager David Moyes is preparing to send Zaha out on loan when the transfer window re-opens in January, with Roberto Martinez's Everton and Alan Pardew's Newcastle - the two teams who recorded consecutive victories over the Premier League champions at Old Trafford last week - believed to be among the clubs monitoring Zaha's plight.

The 21-year-old joined Manchester United from Championship outfit Crystal Palace for a fee of approximately £15 million in January, but swiftly returned to Selhurst Park in order to help Ian Holloway's men reach the promised land of the Premier League with a last-gasp playoff final victory over Watford at Wembley.

Zaha, who already has two senior England caps, was retained by the club following the appointment of Moyes this summer and even started the Community Shield Victory over recently-relegated Wigan Athletic in August.

However, he has rarely appeared for Manchester United during the ensuing months, with Saturday's late cameo from the substitute's bench during the dismal 1-0 defeat by Newcastle - a loss which left Moyes' men languishing in mid-table -  his first involvement in the Premier League.

With Zaha having only featured otherwise in the Capital One Cup, it seems only logical that, if he does not feature prominently in Moyes' plan to arrest United from their recent alarming slump, he should be allowed the opportunity to gain crucial first-team experience elsewhere to avoid the risk of his career stagnating.

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