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Moyes behind Man Utd U21 benching of Zaha

Manchester United boss David Moyes had Wilfried Zaha benched for the U21s this week, it has been revealed. The Daily Mail says Moyes ordered the young winger's exclusion from Monday night's reserve game because he was 45 minutes late meeting up with the squad.

Zaha has been left fuming in recent days after Moyes told him that he could not leave the club on loan until injuries to other players had cleared up.

But Moyes' irritation at what he has perceived to be a lack of professionalism and commitment from the former Crystal Palace winger all season finally boiled over on Monday when he was informed that the 21-year-old had arrived three-quarters of an hour late for Monday's reserve game against Middlesbrough at the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford.

The United manager immediately decided that Zaha should be relegated to the bench, and reserve-team coach Warren Joyce eventually brought him on after 55 minutes.

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