Wilfried Zaha’s performance last night has been widely praised after the winger-come-striker had an impressive 45 minute cameo against Inter Milan.
Playing in an unnatural position up front, Zaha thrived at having no defensive responsibilities and was very lively. His electric pace and agile feet made him a real danger to Inter Milan’s defence and it’s a shame his final ball let him down but that will improve the more time he gets on the pitch.
There was an immense amount of pressure and expectation on Zaha to perform well and he did very well which will put him in good stead with Louis van Gaal.
Here’s what some United fans thought of his performance.
Agree with those saying Zaha's going to struggle for games regardless, but pressure was on him and knives were out today – reacted very well
— Nick (@ManUnitedYouth) July 30, 2014
Shaw, Tyler & Zaha all very good tonight. Young is going to be useful this season. Nani & Kagawa disappointing. Roo & Mata look sharp #MUFC
— Rob Blanchette (@_Rob_B) July 30, 2014
The most exciting aspect of Zaha’s game is how wickedly quick his feet can be when squaring up with a defender.
Zaha has been bright. I think there's something worth persevering with there (said that a year ago!). Raw, but lively.
— Barney @Red News (@barneyrednews) July 30, 2014
Zaha has been very decent. I want to see more…
— StrettyNews.com (@StrettyNews) July 30, 2014
After his cameo against Inter Milan, there’s every chance that Zaha could feature against Real Madrid but with so many players vying for two spots up front, there is plenty of competition for spots so he’ll have to just keep working hard for more opportunities.