Manchester United set to take huge loss on transfer flop this summer

Manchester United could be set to sell winger Wilfried Zaha - just a year after his £15m switch from Crystal Palace.

Zaha was a star in the Championship with Palace and was the key player in the Eagles' promotion back to the Premier League last season, scoring eight times in the league - including two in the playoffs against Brighton and Hove Albion to take Palace to Wembley.

With a number of outstanding displays showcasing his speed and dazzling dribbling ability, Zaha was one of the hottest commodities in English football and was eventually snapped up by United for £15m, and the Ivorian-born winger will forever go down as the last signing ever made by Sir Alex Ferguson as manager of the Red Devils.

But whilst it was Ferguson who signed Zaha, it was David Moyes who had to work with him at Old Trafford, and the 21-year-old immediately found first team football hard to come by, making just two appearances under the Scot before embarking on a six-month loan spell with struggling Cardiff City.

The Bluebirds, managed by former United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, were in dire need of a spark to haul them away from the relegation zone and whilst Zaha certainly provided that at first, his impact in South Wales has been minimal to say the least, recording no goals and just one assist.

With such a disappointing spell away from United, it seems the Red Devils now believe that Zaha will never be good enough to make the grade at Old Trafford, and are willing to entertain offers in the region of £7m for his services this summer - less than half of what United paid for him.

Newcastle United and former club Crystal Palace are believed to be at the front of the queue for his signature, but it's a stunning fall from grace for Zaha, from England international and hot property to the scrapheap within a year. Can he resurrect his career? A move back to Palace may well be the best thing for him right now.

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