‘Zaha would be one of the best had Fergie stayed at Man United’

first_imgWilfried Zaha would be one of the best players in the Premier League right now if he was coached by Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, according to former Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray.Eagles star Zaha recently lifted the lid on his ill-fated spell at Old Trafford, describing his time with the club as “hell”.The 25-year-old was Ferguson’s last ever signing as Man United manager back in January 2013, but after his £15million move was completed he was loaned back to Crystal Palace and helped them secure promotion to the Premier League.He finally joined United that summer, but Zaha ended up returning to Selhurst Park just two years later after making only four appearances under then-manager David Moyes. Zaha has since gone from strength to strength for the Eagles, becoming their talisman and leading goal provider – he already has three goals in four games this season.And yet, Murray believes the winger would be one of the best players in the entire country by now if Fergie was still in charge when he joined United.READ MORE: Alex Ferguson never spoke to Zaha, says ex-Crystal Palace boss Neil WarnockMurray joined talkSPORT for an exclusive chat on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Friday.And, asked it’s the right time for Zaha to move on again having been heavily linked away from Palace in the summer, the ex-Eagles striker said: “It’s a tough one.“Palace definitely bring the best out of him and I’m sure it would be a worry in Wilfried’s mind that if he was to move again it may not go as well. 2 Zaha endured a miserable two year spell with Manchester United 2 Zaha is Crystal Palace’s star player, but is the 25-year-old now ready to take his career to the next level? “I’m sure he’ll be a little bit scarred from the Man United move.“But for me, I’ve seen him come through as youngster and he is a fantastic player, the only way is up for him.“And I honestly believe that if Fergie was still at Old Trafford when Wilfried went up there, he would be one of the best now.”Listen back to Glenn Murray on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above!last_img

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