Wilfried Zaha insists 'Nothing like someone who believes in you…' message was not swipe at Manchester United manager David Moyes
Zaha has been shipped out on loan to Cardiff City and posted a picture on his Instagram account alongside Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with the message
Tuesday 11 February 2014
Wilfried Zaha has issued a message on his Instagram account to dispel claims that he took a swipe at Manchester United manager David Moyes by posting a picture of him and Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer together.
Zaha has been shipped out on loan to the Bluebirds having made just two substitute appearances for United since he joined them in the summer for £15m, having spent the second half of last season on loan at Crystal Palace.
The England Under-21 international made an immediate impact at the Cardiff City Stadium as he helped the side to a 2-1 victory over Norwich, setting up Craig Bellamy’s equaliser before having a hand in Kenwyne Jones’s winner.
The 21-year-old took to Instagram on Monday to post a picture of him and Solskjaer on the touchline, with the caption “Nothing like someone who believes in you…” included below it. This led many to assume that he was making a jibe towards Moyes in that the Scot clearly doesn’t feel he is ready for first-team football at Old Trafford just yet.
Zaha later deleted the post, before taking to his Twitter account to clear up any miscommunication about the picture.
“My last instagram picture was not intended as a dig or indirect at my manager, I have nothing but respect...” Zaha wrote.
Already under pressure to turn around United’s fortunes, Moyes could have done without the added problem of Zaha’s post as well as the claims that striker Javier Hernandez wants to feature more for the club after becoming frustrated with life on the United bench.
Speaking to Raza Deportiva, Mexico manager Miguel Herrera said: “Chicharito is frustrated because the current manager is not giving him many minutes but he remains committed.
“The managerial change came and now he has to keep fighting to win the confidence and trust of the new manager but he is working hard like he always has done.
“His goals per minute ratio is very high, he has scored 30 for the national team, 58 in England - this is not in question.”
Wilfried Zaha posted this picture on his Instagram account with the caption 'Nothing like someone who believes in you...'
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