Wilfried Zaha still has a desire to make a success of his career at Manchester United, according to Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock.
Pacey winger Zaha joined the Red Devils from Palace in January 2013, before being loaned back to the then Championship outfit for the remainder of their promotion season.
After joining up with Manchester United once again last summer, the 22-year-old struggled to make any sort of positive impact at Old Trafford under David Moyes and spent the latter stages of the last campaign on loan at Cardiff City.
Van Gaal unimpressed
An obvious failure to impress Moyes' replacement - Louis van Gaal - during the most recent pre-season saw Zaha head back to Selhurst Park on another loan spell, with many Manchester United supporters evidently believing that Sir Alex Ferguson's last official signing would not be returning.
However, new Crystal Palace boss Warnock has suggested that the one-cap England international does still have ambitions to succeed with the 20-time top-flight champions and has his mind set on proving to Van Gaal that he has what it takes to play regularly for Manchester United.
"He's gone to United and he would still like to give it a go there," Warnock said in an interview that was brought to our attention by the Daily Star.
"They are one of the top clubs in the world. You don't give up that easily. He has come here to try to convince the manager there that he is good enough to be given a go. That's his aim. His attitude has been spot-on.
"I don't think he is being disrespectful to us. It's just a case of his intention being to go back there eventually and get into the team."
Warnock's honesty with regards to Zaha's future plans is refreshing but would appear to come as a sizeable blow to the hopes of those Palace supporters who were confident that he had returned for good this time.
Since arriving back in South London towards the end of August, Ivory Coast-born Zaha has made two appearances in the Premier League.
His first - which came during the clash with Newcastle United at St James' Park - was certainly eventful. Having replaced Dwight Gayle with 20 minutes of a thrilling contest still to play, Zaha went onto notch a last-gasp stoppage-time equaliser that secured a memorable 3-3 draw for the visitors.
After also featuring for Palace during their stalemate with newly-promoted Burnley last weekend, Zaha was forced to watch on as an unused substitute yesterday as Warnock - who previously managed the Eagles for three years prior to their unfortunate lapse into administration back in 2010 - claimed the first win of his second reign in charge of the club as goals from Mile Jedinak, Frazier Campbell and Yannick Bolasie secured an impressive 3-2 triumph over Everton at Goodison Park.
Manchester United fans - do you think Zaha has what it takes to succeed at Old Trafford one day? Do you expect him to be given a chance after this loan spell or do you think Van Gaal will look to offload him permanently? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box provided below.
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