Manchester United’s unstable start to the season has stolen all the headlines since the campaign's beginning, leaving Wilfried Zaha stranded in the shadows, after a summer move that had seemed to promise him a place in the limelight.
At Crystal Palace, Zaha enjoyed a starring role and cemented himself as a fan’s favourite. So far, his experience in Manchester has been far from glamorous, with under pressure United boss David Moyes, yet to award the young winger with a single minute of competitive football.
The current Premier League champions have endured a trembling start to the season in comparison to the high standards they have set in recent campaigns, with the Ivorian-born Zaha, who has two caps for England, having to watch from the sidelines.
It is expected that the former Crystal Palace player, who was bought up in London, is likely to be sent out on loan in January to gain first team football somewhere else.
But with the recent struggle at Manchester United, this is an ideal time for the skilful 20-year-old to stand up and be counted at Old Trafford.
United’s wingers haven’t set the world alight this season, with their prolific strike pairing of Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie getting them out of jail on a number of occasions.
Young Zaha is likely to be granted his debut in tonight’s Capital One Cup clash at Carrow Road, where he will be looking to help his side overcome a Norwich City team that have made a slow start to the season.
It is all set. The platform is there for Zaha to announce his arrival and make a bold statement to the manager David Moyes.
Sometimes at the highest level you only get one chance, Zaha must take his tonight or face a loan move in the New Year, no pressure.
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