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Ten Hag told to re-sign former Man Utd player as the perfect partner for Rashford

Rory O'Callaghan

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Ten Hag told to re-sign former Man Utd player as the perfect partner for Rashford

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has been told to re-sign former Red Devils winger Wilfried Zaha.

The 30-year-old is out of contract at Crystal Palace at the end of the season and could be available on a free transfer in the summer.

Arsenal and Chelsea have both been linked with a move for Zaha, while Barcelona are also reportedly interested.

The Catalan club could have an advantage in the race for his signature, with the player now able to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with foreign teams.


Other clubs in the Premier League are likely to be interested in Zaha should he become available on a free transfer at the end of the season.

And former Manchester United defender Danny Simpson believes the Red Devils should consider re-signing the Ivory Coast international.


Zaha left Palace in 2013 to join United but made just four appearances under David Moyes before being loaned out to Cardiff City just six months after his arrival at Old Trafford.


He returned to Palace the following season, initially on loan before making the move permanent in the winter transfer window.

Zaha has gone on to score 89 goals and provide 76 assists over the course of his two spells at Selhurst Park.

Man Utd told to sign Zaha

Simpson claims Zaha would be an excellent signing for United and believes he work well in attack with in-form striker Marcus Rashford.


"I would bring him back here," Simpson told Stadium Astro.

"If you looking at Marcus Rashford as the No 9 and Wilfried on the left, that is some firepower.

"It was Sir Alex Ferguson who signed him then he left. Moyes obviously came in and it didn't work out.

"I do genuinely believe if Sir Alex was the manager when he signed we would have seen a different Wilfried Zaha at Manchester United."


Zaha could yet sign a new deal with Palace and Eagles boss Patrick Vieira is hopeful he will extend his stay with his boyhood club.

"We know the situation and we want to keep him. He's an important player for the club and he's loved here," Vieira said last month.

"We have to wait and see what he will decide to do. What matters is the commitment he is showing in the games."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Manchester United, Crystal Palace, Wilfried Zaha, Football, Premier League, Transfers

Rory O'Callaghan
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