Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha won't re-join Crystal Palace on loan says Ian Holloway
However, if a loan move was sanctioned, his former club would be first in line
Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway has played down speculation that Manchester United will allow Wilfried Zaha to re-join them on loan next season.
There has been speculation that the England winger, who signed for Manchester United last January but remained at Selhurst Park until the end of the season on loan, could be allowed out once again to gain experience.
Should United allow such a move, it's thought it would be to a fellow Premier League club, with both Palace and West Ham mooted as possible destinations.
However, Holloway believes Zaha has the quality to make an impact at United under Moyes and will be given a chance at Old Trafford.
"Let’s be perfectly honest, I think the boy is so exciting he's going to have a chance at Man United and I can see him getting in their first team and I genuinely mean that," Holloway told talkSPORT.
Of a return to Palace, Holloway told fans not to hold their breath.
"I don't think that deal should even be in their dreams. I think he fulfilled their dreams a month ago.
"I wish him all the best in his Manchester United career and well done to them for buying him. Sir Alex Ferguson very rarely gets them wrong and David Moyes will be delighted he’s found that talent in his midst because he can win games at the very, very top level."
Holloway said he would not make an approach to take Zaha back on loan, although said they if Manchester United do decide the 20-year-old needs more experience, he would expect United to offer him to Palace first.
"I don’t think for one minute I’d even consider asking David Moyes right now. I don’t think it’s fair to the boy. He’s got to have a go at Man United.
"I’m sure I know Moyes that well that if there was a club in the Premier League that Wilfried Zaha wanted to play for, if it wasn’t Manchester United, I’m sure it would be us, so I’m sure the phone would ring."
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