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Eagles made deadline approach for United starlet

Ian Holloway reveals his cheeky approach for Wilfried Zaha

By | 13th September 2013
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Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway yesterday revealed that he made a late approach for Manchester United’s Wilfried Zaha. The tricky winger was Sir Alex Ferguson’s final purchase as the manager of Manchester United as the Scot clinched the deal in January of this year. Zaha was immediately loaned back to the Eagles in a bid to aid their promotion push, and following their victory in the Championship playoffs he found himself thrust into the limelight with the Premier League champions during their preseason tour of Asia.

Now, Holloway admits that he inquired about taking the 20 year old back to Selhurst Park on loan this season when new manager David Moyes took over the United reins, but ultimately failed with his cheeky bid.

“I have asked about a loan for Wilf but David [Moyes] will select him at the right time,” Holloway revealed yesterday, according to the Metro. ”I asked about him in the last day of the transfer window… just in case.”

Zaha is yet to make his Premier League debut for the champions after starting in the Community Shield this season, but it may come in tomorrow’s match against his former club. Crystal Palace are traveling north to take on David Moyes’ side in their second match at Old Trafford this season, and it could be a perfect opportunity for Zaha and new signing Marouane Fellaini to make their debuts.

Crystal Palace, meanwhile, face a struggle to survive this season. They have already gotten their first win under their belts, but face an uphill battle in one of the most competitive leagues in the world.

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  1. Hypergh 14X says:

    The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.

  2. Hugh Johnson says:

    It is easy for the'so called' experts to say that we will struggle but we have as good a chance than more than half of this league. No one has a divine right to stay in the Premier league. I'll give you the 3 teams that will be worse off than us…Norwich, Stoke, & Hull…could also be Cardiff, Sunderland, Southampton or West Ham.

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