Crystal Palace Want Wilfried Zaha Back on Loan

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Crystal Palace chief executive Phil Alexander has stated that the club 'would love' to have Wilfried Zaha back on loan next season.

Alexander, however, also conceded that the chance for any new deal lies is in the hands of Manchester United.

"It's another option, clearly that's up to Manchester United. He's their player now. Will we be asking? We'll probably ask in passing but it's really down to them," he told Sky Sports News.

"Would we love to see Wilfried back? Of course we would but he's got a career at Manchester United and, after a few training sessions up there, I'm not sure they'll be willing to let him out on loan."

United signed Zaha in the January transfer window but loaned him back to Selhurst Park for the remainder of the campaign.

The 20-year-old gained the required experience and orchestrated Palace's comeback to the Premier League.

Although another loan stint can help Zaha adapt to the aggressive nature and pressure of the Premier League, it is unlikely David Moyes will like this idea.

The reason being, if Zaha manages to deliver outputs on a consistent basis, he could soon find himself as the club's first-choice winger. 

The trio of Luis Nani, Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young has heavily underperformed over the past 12 months and no one is really assured of a starting spot.   

However, if United do purchase another winger and Moyes goes for experience instead of performance and talent, Zaha could benefit by spending another term at Palace.

It's up to the new United boss to decide but I expect Zaha to represent United in the upcoming Premier League season.