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How LVG and Ryan Giggs ended Wilfried Zaha’s Man Utd career with 7 words

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Former Manchester United player Wilfried Zaha has opened up on what really happened behind the scenes that made him quit Manchester United.

Zaha was signed by Man United in the January of 2013 for £10m rising to £15m as the last signing of Sir Alex Ferguson.

However, Zaha just made 2 appearances before being loaned to Crystal Palace by then boss David Moyes. If the 26-year-old thought that the arrival of Louis Van Gaal would change the fortunes for him, things got worse.

Zaha revealed the pre-season conversations with LVG and Giggs in the latest interview that made him quit United:

“Wayne Rooney said to me “you’ve trained the best”.

“Then I go inside, have the meeting with them [van Gaal and Ryan Giggs] and they just said: “We just don’t think you’re good enough”. So I said “OK then, I just want to go on loan”

“Not being given a fair opportunity to play at all and being called a flop is what hurt me even more. How can I be if I wasn’t given a fair chance?’

“I see Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele, these types of players, and dribbling wise I’m up there with them but they have been given the platform to perform.

“Every day I wanted to go on Twitter or Instagram and say something but I couldn’t. That would be unprofessional.”

Some Man United fans might argue that Zaha wasn’t good enough to start for United at that point of time or maybe if he was afforded the opportunity, he could burst into the scene like Rashford? He certainly has got the talent, hasn’t he?


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