Manchester United must wait beyond January to land Crystal Palace whizkid Wilfried Zaha. The Sunday Mirror says Palace want him to spearhead their push for the Premier League - and have told boss Ian Holloway that there will be no ­pressure to sell in January.

Holloway explained Palace's position to Zaha on Friday afternoon and was encouraged by the winger's positive response as the Ivory Coast-born youngster said he was ­desperate to help the Eagles return to the ­top-flight.

A Palace insider said: "It would be easy to cash in on Wilfried in January, but the feeling at the club is that it would be a false economy. It is a case of giving it our best shot to win promotion - and that means keeping Wilfried at Selhurst Park."