Manchester United winger's relationship with Moyes crumbling

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The relationship between David Moyes and appears to have deteriorated even further after it was claimed the Manchester United manager instructed staff to exclude the young winger from Monday's under-21 game.

Zaha had to start on the bench against Middlesbrough at the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford and, according to the Daily Mail, this was following an intervention from Moyes after the player arrived late.

The 21-year-old is reported to have been 45 minutes behind his scheduled meeting time with the squad, and Moyes ordered reserve team coach Warren Joyce not to play Zaha from the beginning of the encounter.

Joyce eventually introduced Zaha into proceedings shortly before the hour mark, but it was treatment not befitting of a player who had been the final acquisition of Sir Alex Ferguson's Old Trafford reign at a cost of £15 million.

Zaha has made only two Premier League appearances this season, both as a substitute, and it had been expected the England under-21 international would be afforded a loan move in the January transfer window.

However, Moyes is reported to have vetoed any exit for Zaha, leading the player to leave the club's training ground last week in a rage having been involved in a blazing row with members of the Manchester United coaching staff.

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