Holloway unwilling to push United over Zaha loan deal
The winger has not feature once in the Premier League since arriving at Old Trafford, but his former boss is not getting his hopes up over a possible return to Selhurst Park
Ian Holloway has hinted at interest in bringing Wilfried Zaha back to Crystal Palace on loan, but is unsure if a deal with Manchester United is possible.
The youngster has not played a single minute of Premier League football since his summer switch from Selhurst Park to Old Trafford, prompting talk of a temporary move away allow the winger to continue developing.
Goal revealed on October 2 that Zaha would prefer a move to Newcastle but must wait for David Moyes’ approval. Consequently, Holloway is reluctant to push a possible return to Palace.
“David Moyes has his own issues at Manchester United, so if we were to go shouting about wanting him back on loan, I don’t think we will ever get him back,” Holloway told the South London Press.
“Besides, we have options [on the wings] – Jason Puncheon can play either side and in the pocket as well as in central midfield. Yannick Bolasie is coming back and will do well.
“It is all about having a squad that is strong enough to make changes and sustain good performances.
“At the moment, we are not beating people. [Jimmy] Kebe might have the chance to do that. And we know Jerome Thomas can.”