Darren Ferguson convinced Dad Sir Alex to move for Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha, it has been revealed.

Zaha is set to sign for Manchester United in a £12 million deal.

The Mirror says Sir Alex Ferguson decided to move for Zaha after receiving a glowing recommendation from his son Darren, the Peterborough boss.

The 20-year-old was outstanding for Palace when they won at Peterborough in November, and it was his performance that day which persuaded Ferguson senior to take his son's advice and go all out to get him.