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Eagles boss delighted to be getting best from Man Utd winger again
CRYSTAL Palace manager Ian Holloway believes star winger Wilfried Zaha is back to his best after finally sealing a dream move to Manchester United.
Zaha’s impressive displays at the start of the campaign led to an England call up and huge interest from some of the biggest names in the Premier League.
It was Manchester United who finally collected his signature for £15m in January, although they immediately loaned the 20-year-old back to the Eagles for the remainder of the campaign.
And with his future now settled, Holloway is confident the youngster will continue to play as well as he did in Tuesday night’s 4-2 win over Hull and inspire Palace to be playing the likes of Manchester United in the top flight next season.
The Selhurst boss said: “He is just a wonderful kid who wants to play.
“If he is not playing well, or he doesn’t get enough of the ball, sometimes he shows it in a frustrated way.
“I’m trying to get him to move. If you are frustrated, move again. If they didn’t give you it, move again.
“If you saw his goal the other night he has played it to Glenn Murray and went, before you know it he has lost the bloke by five or six yards.
“What he did for the third goal was completely brilliant.
“The ball was coming up here, he has flicked it over his head and then it was his choice of pass.
“I just want him to enjoy himself and I think if you ask him, it (the earlier speculation and transfer) has been on his mind a little bit and now it might not be.
“We’ve had a couple of little chats about it and I believe totally that he is relaxed again, he is going to enjoy his football and God help their defences if I can keep him that calm and enjoying it.
“I thought the other evening he was absolutely sensational, particularly in the second half.”
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