By Wayne Veysey
Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha has earmarked Newcastle as his ideal club to join on loan if he remains on the fringes at Old Trafford.
Zaha has not played a single minute for the United first team since starting the Community Shield victory over Wigan Athletic in mid-August.
Newcastle, Swansea City, West Brom, Stoke City and his former club Crystal Palace have all made enquiries about taking him on loan for the second half of the season.
It is believed that Zaha and his representatives prefer the north east outfit over their Premier League rivals with regards to any potential move, as long as United manager David Moyes gives the green light for the player to go on loan in the January window.
United have ruled out the possibility of Zaha dropping down a division and going on an emergency loan to a Championship club.
The winger joined United from Palace last January in a deal worth up to £17 million before being loaned back to Selhurst Park for the remainder of the club's promotion-winning campaign.
He has been unable to force his way into the first-team reckoning at Old Trafford as Moyes continues to put his faith in the proven players during what has been a difficult start to his reign.