It was strange that after Wilfried Zaha had played only one game for Manchester United this season, in their very first game of the season in the FA Community Shield, he was on the bench against Newcastle on Saturday.
Wilfried Zaha challenging Ben Arfa on Saturday
And not only that, but Wilfried came on and played in the second half and made his Premier League debut, which was rather a strange move to put a player so inexperienced on, when Manchester United were already trailing 1-0 to a Yohan Cabaye goal.
But that’s what happened on Saturday, and maybe it had to have something to do with Newcastle being interested in taking the 21 year-old England U21 winger on loan in January.
Everton manager David Moyes does not seem to rate the former Crystal Palace winger too highly, and wants him to get first team experience elsewhere in the Premier League, at least through the end of the season.
And according to the Daily Mail Newcastle are in the driver’s seat for that loan move, although new manager Tony Pulis at Crystal Palace may try to take him back to Selhurst Park, although Moyes is thought not to favor Zaha returning to his former club.
But with several of our wingers not able to get regular playing time at Newcastle – like Ben Arfa, Jonas Gutierrez, Sammy Ameobi, Gabby Obertan and Sylvain Marveaux for example, does this mean he will get playing time preference over these players?
Obviously the Red Devils want him to play out on loan, otherwise he can just sit on the bench at Manchester United, so this may be rather a strange move by Newcastle, since we will need to give the 21 year-old some playing time, when and if he arrives on Tyneside.
What do you think?
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