Wilfried Zaha reportedly completes Crystal Palace return

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Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha has reportedly completed a permanent move back to Crystal Palace. 

This has been reported by The Guardian, who have suggested that the 22-year-old winger, who became Sir Alex Ferguson's final signing at Old Trafford, has signed a five and a half year deal with Alan Pardew's side. 

Impressive under Pardew 

Zaha, of course, has been out on loan at Selhurst Park throughout the course of the season so far and has clearly impressed since Pardew took over at the club last month. 

It appears, then, that Pardew has been seen enough in Zaha, with the player now hoping to get his career back on track over the coming months. 

There's no doubt about it, Zaha's Old Trafford stint certainly didn't go to plan as he failed to break into the side under both David Moyes and Louis van Gaal. 

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In truth, after Adnan Januzaj's breakthrough at the Theatre of Dreams and the Red Devils completing the signature of Angel di Maria from Real Madrid this past summer, it was always going to be difficult for Zaha to make any sort of impact at the club. 


The winger certainly has talent, though, and proved that during his first stint with Palace. With great skill and pace, Zaha can be frightening on his day, but has struggled to shine on a consistent basis throughout the course of his career. 

In truth, a permanent move back to Palace appears to be the best thing for the player, but he will now have to get his head down and focus on the future. 

At Palace, then, the winger will be hoping to play his part in helping the club maintain their Premier League status. After the weekend's defeat to Everton, Pardew's side currently sit in 13th place in England's elite division. 

Next up for Zaha and Co. will be a six pointer with Leicester City, who currently sit at the bottom of the Premier League table. 

Manchester United fans: Why did Zaha fail at your club? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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