Manchester United star Wilfried Zaha, who returned to former club Crystal Palace on loan towards the end of the transfer window, has said that he is hoping his loan spell at Selhurst Park can help him in breaking back into the team at Man Utd, as reported by the Daily Star.
Zaha has struggled to settle after his arrival at the club, with Alex Ferguson retiring shortly after securing the deal to bring him to Manchester. His successor, David Moyes, used Zaha incredibly infrequently, and Louis van Gaal does not seem to consider him to be up to scratch either, given the fact that he has granted other young players opportunities since taking over.
He said: “I signed for a couple of years at United so the goal is to do my best here for the season and go back and make sure I get back into the team and the England set-up.
“It is just great to be playing again. There is nothing like being out on the pitch and the crowd singing your name.
“It was a bit frustrating. What am I doing if I am not playing?
“I know how everything works here and the gaffer just wants to give me game-time and wants me to improve so I am just glad I am back.”
A loan spell at Cardiff City last season was also unsuccessful, with Zaha being primarily used as a substitute by the Welsh side, and the club ultimately suffered relegation.
Zaha did, however, score on his return to Palace, bagging the equaliser as they drew 3-3 with Newcastle United.