Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has praised winger Wilfried Zaha for his fine run of form in the Premier League since making the permanent move back to the Eagles from Manchester United, whom they face this weekend in the division, reports Sky Sports.
Zaha, 22 endured a difficult time when making the move from Selhurst Park to Manchester United in 2013, with ex-United boss David Moyes having barely used him throughout his debut season at Old Trafford (2013/14), eventually sending the England international out on loan to Cardiff City and Crystal Palace, before he signed a permanent deal earlier this year.
His form has since returned with the Eagles, and his manager Alan Pardew is hoping he can prove his worth when he comes up against his former club this weekend. Crystal Palace host an out-of-form Manchester United, who have lost three games on the bounce in the league. However, they have never lost to the Eagles in the top-flight. Pardew wants Zaha to put in a good performance, and was full of praise for his current form with the Londoners.
The ex-Newcastle boss was quoted as saying: “He has been focused on the job here. He has coped with well. He never had the opportunity at Manchester United. He is a player we hope can grow here and certainly make an impact (against United). I am sure he will be motivated to do that.”
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