Zaha still hopeful of Manchester United future

The 21-year-old is back at Crystal Palace for the 2013-14 season, but still believes he can impress Louis van Gaal and make an impact at Old Trafford
Wilfried Zaha has not given up on his spell at Manchester United, despite being loaned out by new Old Trafford boss Louis van Gaal.

Zaha signed a long term contract with United in January 2013 and was immediately loaned back to Crystal Palace, and spent the second half of last season with Cardiff City after failing to break into the first team under David Moyes.

The 21-year-old is now back at Palace for another loan spell, but is determined to play his way into Van Gaal's plans while at Selhurst Park.

“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,” he told reporters.

“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.”

Zaha, who was signed by the now-retired Sir Alex Ferguson, admits he thought about leaving Old Trafford permanently after struggling to make an impact.

He added: “Sir Alex Ferguson was the person who bought me. He left and people have different points of views on players.

"I thought about leaving a while. Then I thought: ‘Let’s stay and prove how I can play to the new manager’. He felt it was best for me to go on loan and it was best for me to come home.”