Manchester United manager David Moyes has taken the right decision by not allowing Wilfried Zaha to return to London, according to Neil Warnock, but the former Crystal Palace boss believes the young winger would benefit from a loan move.

Zaha has made only two Premier League appearances this season, both from the bench, and it had been expected he would be afforded a temporary spell away from the club until the end of the season.

Moyes, however, is reported to have vetoed an Old Trafford exit for Zaha, which left the England under-21 international in a rage and resulted in him storming out of the Manchester United training ground.

Cardiff, Swansea and Newcastle had all been touted as potential destinations for Zaha, while a return to Selhurst Park on a six-month deal was also mentioned a possibility for the ex-Eagle.

And while Warnock understands why Moyes would not sanction a move back to the south London club for Zaha, he does add it is 'imperative' the Manchester United boss gives the player a chance to grow elsewhere.

"I understand why David doesn’t want him to come back to London because that would be a disaster," Warnock told talkSPORT.

“It’s imperative he gets out and sees if he can stand on his own two feet.

“It’s difficult for young lads. They’ve got loads of money and lots of people telling them things off the field. He’s got a load of hangers-on down in London.

“He’s got to realise he hasn’t done anything yet. He’s got a fantastic contract but he’s got to show people that week-in and week-out he can do the business at the top level.

“Then he can start demanding things. Until he does that consistently, he’s got to get on with it.”

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