Newcastle to rescue Wilfried Zaha?

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Wilfried Zaha agreed to join Manchester United in January 2013 when Sir Alex Ferguson was still the boss at Old Trafford and his Red Devils future looked rosy. However, when he arrived 6 months later Sir Alex was gone and David Moyes was at the helm, his season then took a very different out-look.

After only making 2 Premier League appearances in the first half of last season he then joined relegation strugglers Cardiff City on loan for whom he played 10 times. He was a seemingly important figure upon his arrival in South-Wales but by May many fans were criticising his attitude and work-rate whilst asking if he was cut out for the Premier League.

Louis Van Gaal is now in charge of the red-half of Manchester and it seems he is willing to let Zaha move on to make his name in this division and show he can cut it following his £15m transfer.

The Metro report that Newcastle are tempted to table a £7m offer for English winger and lead the race ahead of his former club Crystal Palace who are also interested. Nottingham Forest meanwhile are willing to let Zaha keep his Man Utd dream alive by offering him a season-long loan deal under his old England-U21 boss Stuart Pearce.

By Gareth Thomas | August 11th, 2014