Zaha, who will remain on loan at Palace until the end of the season after agreeing on a move to Old Trafford in the January transfer window, smiled and gestured after being taunted by the away supporters. United and Leeds remain fierce rivals despite the Yorkshire club's relegation from the Premier League in the 2003-04 season.
"On that note I also wanted to apologize for the gesture I did towards the Leeds fans in yesterday's game," Zaha said via Twitter. "Very unprofessional from me."
Zaha has scored six goals for Palace in the League Championship this season and also made his debut for England in the November friendly against Sweden.