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Zaha set to leave United on loan

ESPN staff
October 4, 2013
Zaha impressed during United's pre-season tour of Asia © Getty Images

Wilfried Zaha looks set to leave Manchester United on a loan deal in January in a bid to gain first team experience in the Premier League.

The Manchester United winger was Sir Alex Ferguson's final signing at Old Trafford and impressed during pre-season. But David Moyes has not used the 20-year-old since the Community Shield win at Wembley as he has opted to use more experienced players in his team.

Zaha has started the season in United's development side, but will need first-team action if he is to force his way in to Roy Hodgson's squad should England qualify for next year's World Cup.

According to the Daily Mail, Crystal Palace are keen to take Zaha back to Selhurst Park, but Swansea, Stoke, West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle are also keen and prove far likelier destinations.

Zaha has three times been named in Moyes' matchday squad this season, but has failed to get off the bench. He has played twice for the full England team and was recently named in Gareth Southgate's squad for the upcoming European Under-21 Championship qualifiers.

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