Wilfried Zaha

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    Cheekiey Full Member

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    Been on fire lately and has 8 Goals and 5 assists this so far season (5 in his last 5 games). Saw no recent thread on him so here we are. Looking like this will be his highest goal scoring season, his previous highest being last year with 9 goals and 5 assist mainly playing as a CF. This season he's been playing mainly on the Left and as a second striker but more recently had a free role on the Right vs Burnley where he looked devastating.

    https://yfl.videostreamlet.net/embed/pjDawWRicN

    Here is an interview that I recently came across which is from 2017/18, seems a very humble person and comes across well, also speaks very highly of United. A shame it didn't turn out well for him here, Right Club, Wrong timing, Wrong Manager.



    Edit: help mods? link not working

    Edit 2: Thanks ;)
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    Negan New Member

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    I know everyone wants Sancho but I honestly think Zaha would be immense under Solskjær in this team.

    If we could get both and ship out Sanchez/Mata to free up space and wages, that would be ideal.
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    Cheekiey Full Member

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    Completely agree with you, Also he is a player who can play anywhere across the front 3 and still perform well is quite rare, Zaha and Sancho would be unreal
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    SadlerMUFC Full Member

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    Never should have been sold. SAF's last piece of business and wasted by Moyes/LVG. Not sure how we can buy a player one year, barely use him, and then sell him back the next year at half the price. He was a young prospect. A loan deal should have been made if any deal at all. Management dropped the ball on this one...
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    He would be the perfect winger for every team in the Premier League. Really like him.
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018 Scout

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    He is lot better winger than what his stats show.
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    Kostov Full Member

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    He is a very good player that I would love to have back in a United shirt. He should be a back up plan for Sancho in the summer.
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    Ish Lights on for Luke

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    Seems to have developed/be developing well. Was always talented, of course, but he signed for United at the wrong time as SAF was stepping down.

    Didn't Palace want over 60m for him in the summer when Spurs enquired?

    Probably the going rate for an invaluable player to them.
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    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

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    He'll be heavily sought after in the summer again but he's still got 3 years left of his contract so Palace have a strong negotiation position. He's going to cost a lot but many top teams with a lot of money could use him. Basically everyone besides City should be interested.
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    Cantonaaa! Full Member

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    Would fit into our squad nicely now. Just lacks a little bit of Ole-wisdom in the box and he's pretty complete as a player.

    To buy a player two times and see them failing two times would be pretty awkward though, especially since he won't cost 10m this time around..
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    FujiVice Full Member

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    Arsenal cant afford him, City dont need him, Spurs cant afford what they already have, Liverpool have their 3 forward players, Chelsea cant buy anyone. So unless we want him, which I cant see, its up to the likes of Everton who have money, but arent a top side. Never been a worse time to be the type of player Zaha is.
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    Cheekiey Full Member

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    Really think he'd make that right side his own too, played most of his career on the right, could see him slotting in perfectly in our squad
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    Walters_19_MuFc Full Member

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    I'm a big fan but thought he was pretty wasteful today. Did too much and ended up losing it most of the time.
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    Walters_19_MuFc Full Member

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    What about other teams around Europe?
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    Cheekiey Full Member

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    yeah that's true, he wasn't at his best today but then you also have to look at his teamates, place Zaha in Ole's team I think you'd see him go up a level, just my opinion
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    Ducklegs Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    Its REALLY interesting to see peoples opinions on Zaha these past couple of seasons, especially from certain members who wrote him off under Moyes and were behind him being sold as he was “not ever going to be good enough for the top level” and had “an appaling attitude”.

    And here we are today.

    Imagine if we hadnt been so short sighted and actually coached him on, we would have an extremely capable wide player for a bargain price.
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    elmo Can never have too many Eevees

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    Since when has City not needing someone in a position ever stopped them from signing players?
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    Cheekiey Full Member

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    Moyes didn't give him a chance, I remember reading he only got a total 2 apps for us in the prem (28mins worth), 1 league cup game (78mins) and the community shield game (61mins). So 167 mins first team action is enough for moyes to in him off... Okay, the fact is that he never actually did bad, pre season i remember him rinsing LB's think he scored and got a few assists.
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    Can't see what you guys find in him. He's not too six, nowhere near and I'd have Lingard anytime. The far more intelligent player.
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    Can't see what you guys find in him. He's not too six, nowhere near and I'd have Lingard anytime. The far more intelligent player.
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    Lay Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Dortmund are interested apparently.
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    2 man midfield Incestuous Modern Woman (Dumper!)

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    Should have kept him. We needed a right winger before, during and after he was here yet we sold him anyway.
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    joedirt87 Full Member

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    I think he is at the appropriate level, big fish small pond. Talented but wouldn’t make the gap to a big English club or a top club abroad.
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    Agreed.
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    FootballHQ Full Member

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    Occasion got to him today, far too selfish and head down which he always was up to 2017.

    I do think he's improved his end product a lot in 18 months.

    Question for me is whether he can be disciplined enough to play a wide role at a top club as he's obviously the star at Palace so always gets the ball from the midfielders.
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    IrishRedDevil Full Member

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    We sold Zaha (10 goals, 11 assists this season) yet we have the likes of Lingard starting for us.

    :(

    I’m away to bed.
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    He recently said he wants to leave to play CL football. That literally rules us out.
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    Walters_19_MuFc Full Member

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    Incredible player. Every time I watch him, he just seems to make things look so easy.
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    BlueHaze Full Member

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    Yeah Zaha and Depay not good enough but Lingard is...
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    Walters_19_MuFc Full Member

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    I hear Europa's not too bad.
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    IrishRedDevil Full Member

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    Would you still prefer the ‘intelligent’ J.Lingz?
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    passing-wind Full Member

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    Don't forget Rashford in that analogy too
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    Him and Depay should still be here, both barely got a chance and were bombed out for a pittance whilst we persist with absolute gash.

    Clubs a fecking joke!
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    :nervous:
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    IrishRedDevil Full Member

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    Rashford is only 21 though. We sold Zaha when he was 22. Rashford has a lot to learn but he has time on his side.

    Lingard is 26 and simply isn’t good enough. Why is he not being kicked out the door as quick as Zaha was?
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    izec Full Member

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    They were inconsistent, but so are Lingard, Martial and Rashford. The difference is they didnt get years to improve like these guys, but got booted out after a season or two with less and less chances. Zaha especially barely got a chance
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    BlueHaze Full Member

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    We do however have a 25% sell on clause so that means we could get him 25% cheaper.

    I know he said he wants to join a club for CL football but I'd make a cheeky bid.

    Double raid Palace and get Zaha + AWB. We can offer them players in return as well.
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    Sir Scott McToMinay Full Member

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    If Depay was still here you would be saying he’s crap, the guy couldn’t beat a single PL full back during his time here.
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    GledTheRed Full Member

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    He was shit yes but he was barely given chance. Jones and Young however....
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    haram Full Member

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    Incredible player?