Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown says Crystal Palace NEED Manchester United to loan them Wilfried Zaha next season.

Keown wrote in the Daily Mail: "The problem Ian Holloway faces is that his best player, Wilfried Zaha, is joining Manchester United, his star striker Glenn Murray could be out until Christmas with a knee injury and the man who scored the winner yesterday, Kevin Phillips, is almost 40. The squad will need new faces.

"The first thing I'd do if I was Holloway is speak to David Moyes and see if there is any chance of Zaha returning on loan for the season. He has such strength and speed and is a nightmare for defenders to mark. Just when you think you are getting to the ball ahead of him, you aren't.

"Players like him give you hope you can win matches, that something exciting can happen. Sometimes I'm not sure he knows what he's doing when he gets the ball and so maybe Moyes will be keen to teach him the United way as soon as possible. But it's worth asking."