Wilf Zaha has revealed that his time at Manchester United left him feeling depressed, after David Moyes didn’t give him a chance in the first team and told him he wasn’t ready for the Premier League.
Zaha was loaned out to Cardiff City for the second half of the season and never played for United again.
Yes at times I was depressed. I felt a lot of things. When I don’t play well nobody needs to say anything to me. I beat myself up. It stresses me out if I mess it up.
As soon as Moyes came he just said I wasn’t ready for the Premier League. He didn’t say why. I didn’t really understand it. I felt I wasn’t given a chance really. Going to Man United you’re expected to be the final product. That’s what it felt like. Maybe it would’ve been different with Ferguson, but I was still learning – I’d just come from the Championship. There was a lot of pressure on Moyes – he needed to deliver. He couldn’t take a risk. I’m not putting the blame entirely on him, I’m sure he had stuff on his mind as well.