Wilfried Zaha was one of the most sought-after young English talents last season before signing for Manchester United in the summer.
However, the 21-year-old has found opportunities at Old Trafford few and far between, making only two Premier League appearances this season for the champions.
Despite being farmed out to Cardiff on loan for the rest of the season, David Moyes has insisted that the winger has a role to play at the Manchester club in the future.
"At times you have to believe what the manager is seeing as well," the former Everton manager told reporters.
"There is big competition for those wide areas.
"When I came in, I had Antonio Valencia, Nani and Ashley Young. Then we had the emergence of Adnan (Januzaj). Shinji (Kagawa) can play off one of the sides.
"I have seen Wilfried training every day as well. I am privy to that.
"We might have got him on loan even earlier but for the (hamstring) injury to Nani. I just wanted to see how that was.
"It is good for him, it is good for his development. Everybody will have a chance to see how he plays.
"The idea is he shows what he can do and comes back a better player for Manchester United."
Zaha will look to get a regular starting role for the Bluebirds for the remainder of the campaign, with Premier League experience the objective.
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