Manchester United fans react on Twitter to Wilfried Zaha display

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Wilfried Zaha made his first competitive start for Manchester United last night.

When he was dazzling in pre-season in the summer, Wilfried Zaha would not have dared envisage that it would take until nearly November for him to get his first Manchester United start.

There have been no injuries which have delayed the opportunity, he simply has not been selected by David Moyes.

A £15 million acquisition from Crystal Palace, his omission has frustrated supporters in the light of Ashley Young, Nani and Antonio Valencia continuing to display inconsistent form this season.

Manager David Moyes had suggested in the build-up to the game that he had not determined the role Zaha would play between now and the end of the season, with rumours building he could be sent out on loan in January.

In other words, Zaha has two months to convince Moyes he deserves to stick around.

He played 78 minutes in the 4-0 League Cup win over Norwich City, helping United progress to the semi-finals. Assistant manager Steve Round said after the game the winger was brought off because he was tired, understandable given his recent lack of first team action.

Zaha commented on Twitter after the game to declare himself pleased at a step in the right direction.

Teammate Rio Ferdinand also posted about how thrilled he was to see him alongside Adnan Januzaj in attack.

Zaha was particularly bright in the first half, even if outshone by the livelier Januzaj who has been playing regularly in recent weeks.

If David Moyes is still uncomfortable throwing him into the Premier League, Zaha can at least take solace in the fact United will now have an upcoming League Cup quarter-final in which he will feel he has earned another opportunity.

Here's what United fans had to say on Twitter about his display...

When should Zaha's next United start come? What did you make of his performance?

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