Manchester United legends laud Zaha

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Former Manchester United duo Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke have lavished praise on Red Devils new-boy Wilfried Zaha.

Zaha - who joined United this summer after helping Crystal Palace win promotion to the Premier League - impressed in his new side's tour of Asia and Australia.

Fellow youngsters Adnan Januzaj and Jesse Lingard also made headlines for their performances on tour, but treble legends Yorke and Cole have reserved special praise for Zaha.

Speaking to, Cole said: "I think we’re all looking forward to seeing Zaha. 

"He’s a young, up-and-coming player and he did extremely well at Crystal Palace last season and most people I’ve spoken to are looking forward to him playing and being involved this year.”

Yorke agreed with Cole's assessment by saying: “To be a United player, the club will have done a lot of research on him. 

"He’s coming into a new set-up and new surroundings. On tour, when he came on he lit up the stadium because he just loves to attack. That’s the United way."

Despite holding Zaha in such high regard, Cole has warned Manchester United fans to be patient with the 20-year-old.

“Of course, there’s a danger you can expect too much of him.

"You’ve got to take time with him. He has been brought to United based on his potential. 

"He’s a baby, he’s never played in the Premier League before, so it’s a case of him doing as well as he can do.

“He’ll be hoping that he has caught, and continues to catch, David Moyes eye with his performances in matches and training, and then he can kick on from there.”

Zaha will have to beat off competition from the likes of Nani, Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia if he is to start Manchester United's Premier League opener against Swansea on August 17.


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