Crystal Palace winger Zaha hoping to kick-start career

Wilfried Zaha playing for Crystal Palace

The deadline day signing from Manchester United is looking for a fresh start at Palace.

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has told the Mirror he is keen to kick-start his career following his deadline day move.

Zaha turned his loan spell from Manchester United into a permanent one on deadline day of the January transfer window, with Palace paying £3.25 million upfront for his services in a deal that could end up costing them around £8 million.

However, considering the club sold him to United for £10 million in 2013, it represents a good deal for the player who has so far made 19 appearances in all competitions for them this season.

Now, Zaha has insisted that there is more to come from him in a Palace shirt following his failure to impress at Old Trafford, where he made just four outings since signing two years ago.

“There is more to come from me. I have a lot of practicing and stuff to sharpen up, “ he said in the Mirror.

“If I play more games I will be a better player so that’s what I’m trying to get.”

No trust at United

Former manager Sir Alex Ferguson and his successor David Moyes didn’t fancy the winger at Manchester United while Louis van Gaal was similarly not willing to take a gamble.

However, Zaha has praised Palace manager Alan Pardew, who he says has put a lost of trust in him, which has inevitably helped his confidence to grow.

“For me to play better I need to play a lot so having a gaffer who trusts me helps a lot for my confidence,” he added.

“He has given me a lot of trust to go out and do what I need to do and it has paid off."

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