Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway has admitted that he is considering asking Manchester United boss David Moyes, if he can borrow Wilfried Zaha next term.
Zaha, who came through the youth ranks at Palace was sold to United in January and will now complete his £15million switch to Old Trafford after Palace overcome Watford in yesterday’s npower Championship play-off final.
Named as man-of-the-match at Wembley, Zaha’s trickery in wide positions caused the Hornet’s problems all afternoon. And it when Marco Cassetti felled him in the penalty area in 15th minute of extra-time, Kevin Phillips dispatched the deciding goal from the penalty spot.
After the game Eagles boss Holloway insisted that if he still had access to the young England player it would boost Palaces’ chances of Premier League survival next year.
“I think he’d be silly to give me Wilf back,” said Holloway.
“Now we’re up it might be realistic, but who knows?
“He (Moyes) will know the task he’s got. Mine will be staying up, his will be winning every week. Good luck to him and good luck to us.”
Zaha who had pledged to help Palace into the top flight when his move to United was made public in January was understandably overcome with joy at the final whistle.
“I’m exhausted and speechless and I don’t even know what to say. It’s my dream come true and this is all I wanted” he told Sky Sports.
“To leave Palace now, knowing they’re in the Premier League, that’s all I wanted.
“I told myself I’d give all I can, I’ve given it 200 per cent and I’ve wanted it for so long. I just wanted to help out the team and I’m happy we actually made it.
“Walking into the stadium with so many people was amazing and being able to play at such a great ground left me speechless. That’s all I wanted.”
Zaha recently showed off his quick feet at The Football Association’s St George’s Park complex – full-backs look away now!