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  1. Apr 8, 2018
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    is he the cheap mans Gareth Bale?

    Developing into a fine player
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    Bastian Full Member

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    He's a tasty player. 50% sell on :drool:
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    Ish Lights on for Luke

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    He’s developing nicely but I think his level is mid table atm. Needs to improve his decision making a lot. Iirc - Spurs was quite interested in the January window, before they bought Moura.
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    He's a midtable level player. He's good for Palace but still pretty inconsistent overall.
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    Bastian Full Member

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    I'd be very surprised if Moura turns out to be a better player (in the Prem). Zaha could definitely add something to quite a few teams that are better than Palace. Though being the main man at Palace suits him well.
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    RedDevilCanuck Quite dreamy - blue eyes, blond hair, tanned skin

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    Nani type player. Infuriates but beats players with ease and would have turned so many of our draws against shit teams over the years into wins.

    So many people say he's shit but he never even got the slightest chance here.
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    He loses the ball A LOT and doesn’t track back. He is the type to drive fans nuts. They may forgiv3 him at Palace because he is their best player but for a top side he doesn’t cut it.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Class goal at the weekend

    Be interesting to see where he goes if Palace go down
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    Raees Legal Guardian of the Football forums

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    He's definitely better than mid-table. He'd be flying at a good version of say Everton (i.e. challenging top 8).. not sure if he could get into a top 6 side, but abroad he could get into a title challenging side in a weaker league. One thing is for sure, definitely too good for Palace and he needs to challenge himself.
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    yumtum DUX' bumchum

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    Nani is much the better player, Zaha wouldn't have done anything for us during those years, he needs space to operate in, which he has in abundance at Palace, the pressure is also much less at a club fighting the drop than it is for playing for United, it takes a certain type of character to play for United, let alone having the temperament to single handedly turn draws into wins, which very few players have, let alone Zaha.
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    Ish Lights on for Luke

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    Yeah Zaha has developed nicely. A few more years developing at the same rate - he might end up at a top 6 club again.

    IMO, at this moment, he should focus on a mid table team (assuming palace get relegated) where he’s guaranteed minutes and room to develop.
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    matherto ask me about our 50% off sale!

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    The goal yesterday was glorious.

    I love me a Zidane pirouette.
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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    he’s the type of player that you just give the ball to and he will create chaos.

    Sometimes though He needs a few opportunities to do it, but he always pulls something out of the bag.

    I feel we let him go way too early, he just needed to mature. Moyes never gave him half a chance a bit like Mourinho with shaw.

    I’d happily have him back on or right wing!
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    Champagne Football Full Member

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    Doggin Moyes' daughter didn't do his career here any favours.
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    He is like Messi of Crystal Palace. Without him their attack is useless.

    Watched highlights, he looked superb against Bournemouth. He beats his man with ease and the skill of his goal was just superb.

    He can do lot better than Crystal Palace. We have a big sell on clause so hopefully when he moves, it will be for big money.
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    He's very gifted with the ball at feet, and while he has improved in this aspect, he still lacks consistency and intelligence to be part of a top side. He'll make the step up to a top 8/top 10 team soon and that isn't a bad place to be. Or a backup in an even better team (but won't give him as much game time).

    Someone mentioned Everton and it's telling that they went for someone like Bolasie whereas someone twice as talented is sat at Crystal Palace. These are the clubs that need to target him. Ones that won't bemoan his sloppyness but will celebrate the moments of magic.

    All in all credit to him for the improvement he's shown. He seems to be working hard on his game and making a difference on the pitch.
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    GledTheRed Full Member

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    Let's buy him back
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    Why? He's not good enough for United.
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

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    He recently gave an interview to Daily Mail where he blamed himself for his failure at United.
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    GledTheRed Full Member

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    You've seen our right wing right?

    He can also play anywhere up top
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    GledTheRed Full Member

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    He did, seems to have matured and is consistent.
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    Nicklas Full Member

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    He's been a joy to watch for a large part this season, too bad it didn't work out for him here.
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    Regulus Arcturus Black Banned

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    Would be a great joker card for a top 6 side.
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    He's better off joining the likes of Everton. Still don't think he's good enough for us.
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    GledTheRed Full Member

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    He's better than Everton, shame he isn't playing for England at the world cup.
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    simplyared Full Member

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    I can see the Nani comparison. When on song he's top drawer. A nightmare for any PL defender on one-on-one situations. A gifted player with a unique playing style. Like Nani we let him go too early. No question about that. I'd have him back tomorrow!
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    coolredwine lameredboots

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    Better than Everton means Arsenal, Chelsea or Tottenham. These 3 clubs already have much better players than him.
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    GledTheRed Full Member

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    Do we still have a buy back clause? He signed a new contract at the start of the season..

    On 28 August 2014, Zaha agreed to a season-long loan deal with Crystal Palace.[31] Two days later, in the first match of his loan, he scored a stoppage-time equaliser in a 3–3 draw at Newcastle United.[32] On 2 February 2015, the final day of the winter transfer window, Zaha's move to Palace was made permanent with the signing of a five-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee. It also included a buy back clause,[33] believed to be in the region of £3 million, rising to £6 million with add-ons; Manchester United will also receive a percentage of the fee if Palace sell Zaha in the future.[34]

    Zaha played regularly for Crystal Palace throughout the season, finishing the season with four goals and two assists as Crystal Palace finished the league in 10th place.[35]
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    Depends where he'd slot in for me. Ozil, Hazard and Eriksen are better than him without a doubt. He's better than some of Iwobi, Welbeck, Mkhitaryan, Lamela, Lucas Moura, Son, Victor Moses and Pedro. How many is up for debate.
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    Better than Son?
    No chance.
    Also Miki struggled here but done it at the highest level. Can't accept Zaha is better.
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    Chipper Full Member

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    That's why I said some of, and it's how it was debatable as to how many.

    I think he might well be better than Miki now, not Miki of 4 years ago. It's tough one and hard to evaluate Mikitaryan's level at the moment. Either way I'd put him ahead of Iwobi and Welbeck for definite at Arsenal.
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    Kostur Full Member

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    Isn't he playing mainly as a striker with a free-roam licence at Palace? If not, isn't he predominantly a left-winger? Would be another pointless signing so thankfully no.

    And this is fair fecks to him, signs of maturity.
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    MaxiPaxi likes to shove his mum's boiled eggs up his rectum

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    Buy him back! Maybe Jose can get a tune out of him.
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    OnlyTwoDaSilvas Gullible

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    His finishing, decision making and work rate have all improved massively since he returned to Palace. If we do still have a buy back option at a fixed price, he'd be an option worth considering. He'd cost a bomb for anyone else now. Good player. Not world class, but PL proven, causes problems for just about anyone he faces and exciting to watch. I'll be surprised if he doesn't move to a top 6 club in the next year.
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    IrishRedDevil Full Member

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    Wow we can buy him back for £6m? :eek:
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    MaxiPaxi likes to shove his mum's boiled eggs up his rectum

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    What??
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

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    Pretty sure that's not the case. Where have you read this?
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    IrishRedDevil Full Member

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    Above from @GledTheRed

    “On 2 February 2015, the final day of the winter transfer window, Zaha's move to Palace was made permanent with the signing of a five-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee. It also included a buy back clause,[33] believed to be in the region of £3 million, rising to £6 million with add-ons; Manchester United will also receive a percentage of the fee if Palace sell Zaha in the future.”

    I’m not sure if this buy back clause carried over to his new Contract, but surely they would of had to seek agreement from United to remove the clause?
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

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    Out deal to have a percentage of the future fee is with Crystal Palace. Shouldn't have any bearing whether he signs a contract or not.
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    GledTheRed Full Member

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    He's misread it, that was the fee palace paid not the buy back fee. Not sure what that is it? Can't be that high considering the fee we sold him for.