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Manchester United should think twice before allowing Zaha to exit

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Recent reports have suggested that Cardiff City are favourites to sign Wilfried Zaha, with the winger clearly out of favour at Manchester United.

Zaha has attracted interest from the likes of Newcastle United, Cardiff City, Stoke City and former club Crystal Palace.

However, Palace were knocked out of contention yesterday by manager Tony Pulis.

“We’ve spoken to David Moyes about Zaha and I don’t think he’s too keen on him coming back to London,” said Tony Pulis, quoted by  talkSPORT.

Cardiff are said to be the favourites due to boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's connection with the Red Devils.

But, in my opinion, David Moyes should think twice before sanctioning the loan of the 21-year-old England winger.

Manchester United currently sit in seventh place in the Premier League, 11 points adrift of leaders Arsenal, and things are still not looking up following their worst start to a calendar year (2014) since 1932.

United lack a lot of things. One of them being creativity.

Moyes' lack of faith in Shinji Kagawa is a baffling prospect in itself, but his reluctance to even try using Zaha is painful to watch week in and week out.

Opting instead for the likes of perpetual underachiever Antonio Valencia and serial diver Ashley Young. You only have to search their names on Twitter during a United match to see what fans think of them.

Zaha has his off games, games where he fades in and out. But he is capable of creating moments of pure genius to snatch a victory for his side (just look at his performance versus Brighton in the play-off semi-final second leg).

His pace and skill are unquestionable. His feet move so fast, he is capable of beating defenders before they even have a chance to be embarrassed about it.

Sir Alex Ferguson built his Red Dynasty on a foundation of youth and Moyes should try doing the same. He is clearly a fan of Adnan Januzaj, but he should be bolder in selecting the likes of Zaha (and maybe even Jesse Lingard).

At 21-years-old, Wilfried Zaha is at a crucial point in his footballing development. There's a reason he got an England call-up as a 20-year-old Championship player. And there is also a reason that the best manager in the history of English football paid £15 million for him.

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