Zaha rejoins Crystal Palace on loan from Manchester United

The winger was Sir Alex Ferguson's final signing at Old Trafford but failed to win a place in David Moyes' squad last season, and will now move back to where he started his career
By Graeme Bailey

Wilfried Zaha has rejoined Crystal Palace from Manchester United on a season-long loan deal, the club have confirmed.

The winger signed for the Red Devils in January 2013 and was the final acquisition of Sir Alex Ferguson's time at the club.

He was immediately loaned back to Selhurst Park for the end of the 2012-13 season and helped the club achieve promotion to the Premier League.

But he failed to nail down a place in David Moyes's squad last season and spent the second part of the campaign at Cardiff City.

And after failing to make his impression on new United boss Louis van Gaal during the summer, the 21-year-old has now moved back to the club where he came through the ranks as a teenager after agreeing the deal on Wednesday evening.

Upon completing his move, he told the club's official website: “I'm just buzzing to be back, to be in and around the lads again.
“There have been rumours for a while, but it was only yesterday that it got sorted out and I was happy it got sorted out ASAP because I just need to get out and play.

 “The best place to come back to is Palace where I am loved.

 “Speaking to my family and my agent, they knew I would be comfortable coming back here because I’ve got the support of the fans and the club.

 “When I come back here I know I can just get straight back into it.”

Palace hired Neil Warnock as manager on Wednesday to replace Tony Pulis, who left the club on the eve of the Premier League season.

Warnock previously managed the club between 2007 and 2010 and left amid financial difficulties and a 10-point Football League deduction for going into administration.