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The Manchester United loanee has made just five Premier League appearances since signing on loan for Cardiff City - but his manager insists he is a big part of his plans

Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised the attitude of Wilfried Zaha, despite the winger's lack of regular playing time.

Zaha has made just five Premier League appearances since signing on loan from Manchester United in January, with two of those coming from the bench.

But Solskjaer insists he has only decided to leave the 21-year-old out of the starting XI in order to introduce him as an impact substitute in the final stages.

"The boy is ready to play 90 minutes. It is just my decision," he told Wales Online.

"Wilf came on for the last 20 minutes at Everton and I thought he did enough to win us the game but we just never got the decision.

"He was fantastic when he came on. But it's about making sure we get the tactical set up for every game right.

"The boy has been outstanding when it comes to his attitude. He works very hard in training and I have never doubted his abilities.

"He's a good lad who just wants to play football. He’s never been a problem, he just works hard and wants to be part of the team.

"It's just that we are in a situation now here when you have to make decisions."

Cardiff currently sit 19th in the Premier League, three points off safety, and host second-placed Liverpool on Saturday afternoon.

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