VIDEO: Zaha shows his skills are as silky as Ronaldo’s

by Sam Peoples

Wilfried Zaha has had the best week of his career to date after his superb brace against Brighton booked his boyhood club Crystal Palace a spot in the Championship play-off final against Watford.

On the night, Zaha was unplayable at times. Brighton thwarted him for the first 20 minutes by doubling up on him but Zaha always managed to find space.

The 20-year-old really is gifted when he has the ball at his feet – just check out this video from FA TV.

His feet are phenomenally fast and certainly remind me of how Ronaldo used to attack defenders on the wing back in his Manchester United days.


Zaha will play his final game for Crystal Palace at Wembley and given how well he performed on the biggest of stages for Palace against rivals Brighton, there is nothing to suggest he can’t do what Nick Powell did last year and score in the play-off final.

I personally cannot wait to see Zaha at United because of how much of a rough diamond he is. At 20, he is extremely young but has already shown what he can do. United turned a greasy 18-year-old Ronaldo into the worlds best player and while comparisons with Ronaldo should be limited, Zaha does possess that natural confidence that the Portuguese winger always did and under the guidance of the staff at Carrington, there is no reason why Zaha cannot flourish into a world beater too.

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shangy 06/10/2013 - 06:50

well zaha z young and can certainly reach his peak just as c.ronaldo,messi,neymar….lets watch and see

Everest 05/16/2013 - 23:31

Me too I cnt wait

Ibrahim muritala 05/16/2013 - 23:18

Got dat

Brummie red 05/16/2013 - 21:55

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Aussiehpper 05/16/2013 - 21:10

Not sure what you are meaning by united turning a Greasy Ronaldo
into the worlds best player, i think you were meaning Ronaldo was a very slick player, or perhaps the hair cream he uses to slick down his hair, either way an unfortunate choice of word for a Man United hero.

jake 05/16/2013 - 05:15

I’ve been watching Zaha since we signed him. At first I saw him as a Bale-Welbeck hybrid. Much like the those two he’s physically imposing, and he has a high enough level of technique blending to this physicality to make him a top threat on the ball. But now I see him more like RVP now-a-days. It’s all down to the dribbling style, and theirs are identical.Wilf shares that bowlegged ball at his heals slow dribbling that RVP continuously exhibits for United when he has to shield the ball while getting passed defenders.

Be it Ronaldo, Bale, Welbeck or van Persie all those comparisons should be pointing to another (really) special at Man. Utd.


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