Back in the January of 2013, Manchester United sanctioned a £12million move to bring in Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace. The tricky winger was highly sought after, thanks to some excellent performances which resulted in helping his side gain promotion.
However David Moyes wasn’t the biggest admirer of Zaha, and only gave him four appearances in all competitions before loaning him out to Cardiff City.
Then Louis van Gaal came in and decided to immediately sell him back to his beloved Crystal Palace in a deal worth £3million. The young man has been a regular out in London, but injuries have certainly hampered his development.
Now the 23-year old is a major doubt for the FA Cup final to take on his former club, according to Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew. Zaha has suffered a muscle tear, and he will definitely miss the last two Premier League games of the season.
“Wilf still has a problem which will keep him out of the next two games.” Alan Pardew began.
“Hopefully he will be back for the final. He actually did it before the semi-final but it was not revealed until a scan on the Monday after.
“If he does play in the final, he will be vulnerable.”
At the end of the day, selling Zaha when we did was absolutely the correct decision made by Louis van Gaal. He never really adapted to life up North, and if he does manage to get himself back fit for the FA Cup final, he’ll be looking to prove that United made the wrong choice.