Louis van Gaal was happy with Wilfried Zaha’s performance against Inter Milan but insisted he had plenty of competition for places if he wants to be part of his squad.
Zaha, 21, came on for the second half and was very impressive. His movement was intelligent, he made incisive runs and he confidently ran at defenders with pace, which is something of a trademark for him when he is playing at his best.
His final ball and finishing left much to be desired but given that these were his first minutes in a United shirt for a long time, he did very well which pleased Van Gaal.
“I was pleased with Wilfried’s performance but we have to wait and see. He has a lot of competition with the other strikers,” Van Gaal said.
Zaha was given an opportunity against Inter Milan and he took it, that’s exactly what he has to do from now on if he is going to make a success of his career with United.
Questions have been asked about his attitude and whether it has been holding him back but if he can now knuckle down and prove to Van Gaal that he deserves a chance then the Dutchman will be all too happy to give it to him.