Transfer news: Wilfried Zaha refuses to give up on Manchester United career

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Crystal Palace loanee Wilfried Zaha wants to use his season back at Selhurst Park to relaunch his Manchester United and England ambitions.

Zaha has returned to former club Palace on a season-long loan after being allowed to leave Old Trafford by Louis van Gaal.

The winger, who was signed for United by Sir Alex Ferguson in January 2013 but did not arrive until after the Scot had announced his retirement, has struggled to establish himself at Old Trafford and spent the second half of last season on loan at Cardiff.

The 21-year-old is refusing to give up on his dream of succeeding at United and believes playing regularly for Palace will only benefit him.

“I signed for a couple of years at United so the goal is to do my best here for the season and go back and make sure I get back into the team and the England set-up,” said Zaha.

“It is just great to be playing again. There is nothing like being out on the pitch and the crowd singing your name.

“It was a bit ­frustrating. What am I doing if I am not playing?

“I know how everything works here and the gaffer just wants to give me game-time and wants me to improve so I am just glad I am back.”

I signed for a couple of years at United so the goal is to do my best here for the season and go back and make sure I get back into the team and the England set-up
Wilfried Zaha

Zaha admits he did think of leaving United on a permanent basis, but is determined to win favour with new boss Van Gaal.

“Sir Alex Ferguson was the person who bought me. He left and people have different points of views on players," added Zaha, who was unable an impact under David Moyes.

"I thought about leaving for a while. Then I thought: ‘Let’s stay and prove how I can play to the new manager’. He felt it was best for me to go on loan and it was best for me to come home.”

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