My tribe

Palace boss Holloway: Zaha will light up Man Utd - even without Fergie

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway is confident Wilfried Zaha can light up Manchester United next season.

Ollie wrote in the Sunday Mirror: "My Crystal Palace winger was desperate to play for Sir Alex Ferguson after agreeing to join United ahead of next season.

"So news of the great man's retirement has hit him like a bolt from the blue.

"But I have told Wilfried that he is now destined to be remembered as the last ­signing that Fergie ever made for the club the great man has served with such distinction for almost 27 years.

"I remember Sammy McIlroy being heralded as the last of the Busby Babes because he was the final kid who came through during Sir Matt's ­glorious reign.

"And, while Viv Anderson was the first Fergie signing back in 1986, Wilfried is now the final part of the legacy being inherited by David Moyes.

"I expect the name of ­Wilfried Zaha to become much more than an answer to an obscure quiz question in 10 years' time.

"He has all the ability it takes to make his mark at United and will always be able to treasure the golden memory of the day when Sir Alex and Sir Bobby Charlton told him he is made for Old Trafford."

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?