Sources have told Goal a meeting between the 21-year-old and club officials became a heated exchange when he was told David Moyes had vetoed a January loan move.
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Sources have told Goal that the meeting at United’s Carrington training ground developed into a heated exchange between Zaha and club officials, before the winger stormed out.
The 21-year-old left the meeting fuming after begging for the opportunity to leave until the end of the season as he looks for regular first-team football.
Moyes had previously suggested that a loan deal would suit Zaha’s development and benefit United in the long run. United was ready to negotiate a deal on the proviso that a club would pay a signing on fee and cover the player’s wages.
But the Scot has changed his mind, with the prognosis for Ashley Young’s return from a shoulder injury uncertain and Nani struggling with a hamstring problem.
United could review the situation if it lands any of its January targets but Zaha feels his career has completely stalled since his 17 million euro switch from Crystal Palace to Old Trafford last summer.
The England under-21 international has made just four senior appearances for the Premier League champion, and his only two league appearances have been as a substitute.
Newcastle had been in pole position to land Zaha while Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hoped to use his United connections to secure one of the brightest young talents in English football.
Zaha has found himself behind Young, Nani, Shinji Kagawa, Antonio Valencia and Adnan Januzaj in the pecking order at Old Trafford and has also settled slowly in the north west.