Could Wilfried Zaha stay at Cardiff?

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Speculation is rising that Manchester United will offload Zaha in the summer

Manchester United are reportedly going to take a massive loss on midfielder Wilfried Zaha this summer, as David Moyes prepares for a clean out at Old Trafford.

Zaha moved to United for £10 million from Crystal Palace in January 2013, but was loaned straight back to the Eagles to help them with their promotion bid. The 21-year-old played a significant role in eventually getting Palace to the Premier League, starring in their play-off semi-final win over Brighton.

Zaha endured a tough start to his first full season at United, making only two appearances. He was loaned out to Cardiff City in January, but has now supposedly played his last game for his parent club.

This could open the door for a permanent move to Cardiff. Zaha would certainly be financially viable for owner Vincent Tan, and could benefit from another full season in the Championship should the Bluebirds get relegated.

United are reportedly willing to sell Zaha for £5 million, meaning they would take less than half the amount they paid when they signed the winger.

Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has looked to Zaha as more of an impact substitution rather than a regular starter in his time at the club so far. He is a player that seems to divide opinion, not least as he was Sir Alex Ferguson’s last signing, but was not part of new United boss David Moyes’ plans in the first half of the season.

Zaha has never scored a Premier League goal, but has a decent record in the Championship. The youngster is unlikely to want to pursue second-tier football, and will certainly want to fight for his place at Manchester United. His form from now until the end of the season will be crucial in deciding where his future lies, and perhaps even the level of football he plays.

Would Zaha settle for life in the Championship with Cardiff if they went down?

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