Wilfred Zaha is open to leaving Crystal Palace in the summer as he drops a hint about a potential return to Manchester United.
Sir Alex Ferguson signed Zaha from Palace back in 2013 for a reported fee of £10 million.
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Zaha, only 20 back then, failed to impress under David Moyes and was loaned to Cardiff City under current United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Solskjaer was mighty impressed with the Ivorian back then comparing him to Cristiano Ronaldo.
“He has pace, power, technical ability and goes past people. He will give us that extra change of tempo in the final third, where we really need it.
“He will bring that little final bit to find pockets of space and produce a bit of magic.”
“I don’t really want to compare Wilfried with Cristiano [Ronaldo], but he has quick feet like Cristiano, he is brave like Cristiano and wants to go forward,” he said back in 2013 after Zaha’s impressive debut against Norwich for Cardiff.
He went on to add: “He (Zaha) is one of the best I have seen with the ball. He can grow up to become a proper player like Ronaldo if he wants.
“I have never seen anyone work as hard as Ronaldo. Before training, after training, he was an exceptionally dedicated man and proved to everyone what dedication gets you.”
Zaha has expressed his desire to play Champions League football many-a-times and now it finally seems that he’s ready to quit Palace to achieve it.
Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move for the Ivorian but have been priced out by Palace’s £80 million asking price.
Some of the reports also indicate United’s reignited interest in Zaha with the player also open to return despite United’s failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
When asked about the possibility of a return to Old Trafford, Zaha said: ‘I’m getting DMs [direct messages on Twitter]: ‘Would you come back to Man United?’’ said Zaha.
‘Oh, really? I was in a bad place then. But I’m good now.’
Via: Evening Standard