Zaha looking forward to a fresh start with Manchester United

by Sam Peoples

Returning to Manchester United for pre-season feels like a new start for Wilfried Zaha and he is ready to fight for his place after a short loan spell at Cardiff City.

The 21-year-old made his full United debut in the Community Shield victory over Wigan at Wembley last August but was unable to force his way into the starting line-up and moved to the Cardiff City stadium in January to play for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

Although he enjoyed his time at Cardiff, the winger is excited to be back amongst the ranks at United and is keen to impress his new manager.

“It’s great to be back,” Zaha told “There’s a nice vibe, everybody’s working hard and we’re looking forward to the new season.

“For me, I definitely feel like this is a clean slate.

“All I’m trying to do is impress the new manager and get into his squad. All I can do is give my all. There’s a new manager, and I want to make sure I show him what I can do.”

The former Crystal Palace trainee was one of the stars of United’s 2013 pre-season which gave fans their first opportunity to see him play in a United shirt following his signing in January 2013.

A strong pre-season for Zaha could give Louis van Gaal a selection headache on the wings, especially if the likes of Ashley Young, Antonio Valencia and Nani can find their form and some consistency.

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