Manchester United outcast Wilfried Zaha has revealed that he could stay at Crystal Palace on a permanent basis, reports the croydonadvertisor.
Zaha, who joined the Eagles on a season-long loan deal from the Red Devils last summer, has enjoyed a mixed season, but has now hinted that he could stay on at the club beyond the end of this season.
Finished at United?
It appears, then, that the England international may not return to Old Trafford anytime soon, with his long term future at the Premier League giants in serious doubt.
After Palace's victory over Burnley this past weekend, the wide-man told reporters: "I don’t know (if I will stay permanently), it’s something I can’t answer right now.
"I am just on loan. Coming back to Palace would be great but that’s in the future so I’ll decide then.
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"I am happy to be back and in and around family. They come to most of the games and I get to go back home and analyse games."
It's certainly not a major surprise that Zaha is thinking about a long term future away from the Theatre of Dreams. After all, under David Moyes in his debut season at the club, he struggled to prove himself - often failing to gain opportunities.
And, this term, with Louis van Gaal now in charge of the Red Devils, the club splashed the cash on some top attacking talent, with the likes of Angel di Maria and Radamel Falcao joining the ranks.
In fact, with Adnan Januzaj, Ashley Young, Antonio Valencia and Co. plying their trade at the club, it's unlikely that Zaha will be handed a chance at the club anytime soon.
Zaha, though, will currently be concentrating on helping Palace stay in England's elite division. After completing a fine comeback over strugglers Burnley this past weekend, Alan Pardew's side are now sitting in 12th position in the division - four points ahead Hull City, who sit in the relegation zone.
Up next for Zaha and Co. is a trip to the St Mary's, as Palace look to book their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup with a victory over high-flying Southampton.
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