McIlroy excited seeing Zaha in Man Utd colours

Former Manchester United star Sammy McIlroy is backing Wilfried Zaha for success under manager David Moyes.

Former Manchester United star Sammy McIlroy is backing Wilfried Zaha for success under manager David Moyes.

Zaha follows in the footsteps of a host of youngsters Sir Alex Ferguson spotted as star potential either via his youth system or the Old Trafford cheque book.

“Wilfried has great potential. What I have seen of him I like the look of,” McIlroy told the Manchester Evening News.

“I am sure he will be proud of that ‘last Fergie fledgling ’ tag as I was in my day. He has the tools to do it justice. It wasn’t a great Under-21 Championship in Israel with England for him but the failure of the side wasn’t his fault.

“He’s had a lot on his plate thinking about becoming a Manchester United player and also getting Crystal Palace into the Premier League via the play-offs.

“I wouldn’t look too much into his form for the Under-21s. Once he gets to Old Trafford he’ll be okay.”

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