Manchester United starlet to miss out on London return

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Manchester United outcast Wilfried Zaha has missed out on the chance to sign for West Ham United this summer after failing to impress on loan with Cardiff City over the last three months, according to The Mirror.

Zaha joined Cardiff on loan in January in a bid for consistent first-team football in the Premier League, something that United boss David Moyes had decided the England international wasn't ready for during the first half of the season.

The 21-year-old was on West Ham manager Sam Allardyce's radar prior to making a loan switch away from Old Trafford, but reports sent back to the Clarets chief have not been favourable and effectively ended their interest in the versatile young forward.

Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is yet to give Zaha a full 90 minutes in the Premier League, with the ex-Crystal Palace star left on the bench for their last three matches and largely used as an impact substitute in the battle to beat the drop.

United paid Palace a whopping £15m for one England's most talented prospects last summer, a fee Allardyce will not even contemplate matching as he bids to engineer a wholesale clearout at Upton Park during the close season.

Zaha will now be faced with the prospect of fighting for his place again at United next season, or Moyes may decide to cut his losses on the star and invite offers from rival Premier League clubs at the close of the campaign.

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