Wilfried Zaha figures he was ‘set up to fall flat’ at Manchester United by Louis van Gaal – in light of the fact that the chief demanded playing him out of position.
Zaha was an exceptionally evaluated adolescent when Sir Alex Ferguson marked him for £10million from Crystal Palace.
However, the winger figured out game opportunity difficult to arrive by under Ferguson’s replacement David Moyes, and was conveyed borrowed to Cardiff City.
Moyes had been sacked when Zaha got back to Old Trafford in the mid year of 2014, and he needed to dazzle another supervisory group in Louis van Gaal and his collaborator Ryan Giggs.
In any case, Zaha could see things weren’t going to work out the manner in which he’d trusted when Van Gaal made it clear there was a bad situation for him in his favored position.
Speaking to On The Judy podcast, Zaha said: “I went back to United after that (the Cardiff loan), and it was Louis van Gaal by then.
“When he came, it was after the World Cup where he played Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben up front.
“He gave me two options; you’re either a wing-back or a striker. Those positions I’d never played before. It was like I’m being set up to fail.
“This was after coming back from David Moyes era and I was just shattered with how everything didn’t work out for me. Then I go back, I get ‘either you’re a striker or a wing-back’ – and I couldn’t do either”
Zaha ended up showing up for United prior to being sold back to Palace for just £3.42m six years back.
He has set up himself at Selhurst Park, having scored 66 objectives in 382 games for the Eagles and indicated he can play across the cutting edge, drawing in interest from Premier League rivals Arsenal and Everton.
Be that as it may, he believes he wasn’t allowed to grow appropriately at United when “tossed in at the profound end” against any semblance of Sergio Ramos and Nemanja Vidic during pre season.