Man Utd Transfers: 9 Worst Signings Of The Post-Ferguson Era

8. Wilfred Zaha

Manchester Uniteds Angel Di Maria holds his hands to his head after missing a chance to score a goal during the English FA Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Monday March 9, 20
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The Ivorian was actually signed in January 2013 when Sir Alex Ferguson was still in-charge, but he was immediately loaned out to Crystal Palace and returned to Old Trafford only in the following season.

David Moyes had taken over the helm by then, and he never really entertained Zaha much. The winger had to wait until December for his Premier League break, but even that was off the bench. Overall, he was limited to only four appearances in all competitions during the Scotsman's first six months in charge.

Frustrated at the lack of opportunities, Zaha moved back to Palace in 2014 after a short loan spell at Cardiff City, and has since established himself as an exciting forward.

He slammed Moyes for never giving him a fair crack of the whip after the latter was sacked, and also lamented the lack of support from the club even as he was still adjusting to life in Manchester.


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