Wilfried Zaha has once again taken a swipe at former Manchester United manager David Moyes, saying the Scot refused to trust him.
Zaha joined United last summer from Crystal Palace for a fee in the region of £15million. But the youngster struggled to play his way into Moyes’ plans and was shipped out on loan to Cardiff City in January.
The winger, who has won two caps for England, could not help the Bluebirds out of the relegation zone, with the club returning to the Championship after just one season in the top-flight.
Zaha has once again bemoaned the lack of trust Moyes showed in him at United, and says he would have liked to have received the kind of backing that Raheem Sterling did at Liverpool.
“For some games I was not even on the bench. That was tough, very frustrating. You need the manager to trust you and that was not the case.” Zaha said in the Sun.
“Raheem Sterling went through a tough period at Liverpool and there was talk of him going out on loan.
“But Brendan Rodgers trusted him and he was allowed to get that experience and pull through.”
Sterling scored a total of nine Premier League goals in a season that saw Liverpool qualify for the Champions League for the first time in four seasons. After being hailed as the best young footballer in Europe by his manager Brendan Rodgers, Sterling went on to be selected in Roy Hodgson’s 23-man England squad for this summer’s World Cup.
Zaha also says he still hopes to have a future at Old Trafford, despite reports linking him with a move back to Crystal Palace. The 21-year-old does however think his career with the club would have been over had Moyes remained in charge.
“I hope to still have a future there," he added. "I will go in for pre-season and give my best. Had the manager stayed, I’m not sure that would be the case.”