Wilf Zaha has yet to feature for United this season and there have been suggestions that David Moyes just didn’t fancy the player. He was signed by Sir Alex Ferguson as a replacement for Nani, who was set to leave the club this summer. The plans changed when Moyes was given the job though, with him signing Nani up on a five year deal.
Moyes has insisted that he is keen on Zaha though, just that competition for places has kept him out of the team. With all of our wingers struggling this season, with the exception of Adnan Januzaj, Zaha would be entitled to be frustrated by his lack of opportunity though.
The manager has claimed that if Zaha is still not getting in the team by January he may loan him out.
“I just don’t think we have had the right opportunity to get him on as much as would have liked,” said Moyes. “We don’t want to put him in too quickly. We want to make it the right time. I’ve said I would look at in January as I wanted to have him here for six months to see how we work. I told him we would try to get him minutes but the competition in the wide areas we have with Nani, Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young, Adnan Januzaj and even Shinji Kagawa playing off the side means we are as strong there as anywhere. It’s not that Wilf has done anything wrong, it’s just that we have big competition and we have to try to make sure he gets some playing time. Unfortunately, we haven’t done that with Wilf and, if it’s still the case in January, we would look at it. But he is very much in my plans and in my thoughts all the time.”