first_img2 Neil Warnock has made his first signing as Crystal Palace manager and brought back fan favourite Wilfried Zaha from Manchester United on a season-long loan.The 21-year-old winger was Sir Alex Ferguson’s last signing as United manager back in January 2013 for £15million, but only linked up with the Red Devils later that summer.In his debut season Zaha struggled to make any impact under David Moyes and was eventually loaned out to Cardiff where he also struggled.New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has also shown no interest in using the youngster as a first-team player this season and he has now rejoined Crystal Palace, where he came through the academy.Warnock, who succeeded Tony Pulis as Palace manager on Wednesday, exclusively told talkSPORT on Thursday morning he was ‘optimistic’ of re-signing Zaha and has now concluded the deal.The winger, who has two England caps to his name, was the first to confirm the deal by tweeting an old picture of himself (see below) celebrating in a Palace shirt, simply saying ‘Back.’Both clubs later confirmed the deal had been agreed and Zaha told Crystal Palace’s website: “I’m just buzzing to be back, to be in and around the lads again.“There have been rumours for a while, but it was only yesterday that it got sorted out and I was happy it got sorted out ASAP because I just need to get out and play. The best place to come back to is Palace where I am loved.“Speaking to my family and my agent, they knew I would be comfortable coming back here because I’ve got the support of the fans and the club. When I come back here I know I can just get straight back into it.”And discussing new manager, Warnock, the winger added: “I’m glad to have him back because obviously he’s a great manager and I’m sure he’ll know what to do with the team.“I spoke to him as well and he told me that he would guarantee me a chance – all I’ve got to do is work hard, so I am fine with that.”“It’s a great club, but since I’ve gone up there it hasn’t gone my way really.”While the 21-year-old struggled to get many minutes under his belt at Manchester United, Zaha believes his time at Old Trafford has proved benefitial.“I haven’t really had the chance to showcase my talent or play much – that’s why I thought it would be best for me to get a loan, gain some experience and maybe go back a better player,” he added.“It was an enormous experience and obviously the players that I have trained with and spoken to have helped me a lot like Giggsy, Robin [Van Persie] and Rooney. Speaking to people like that is always going to help me in my career.“Robin gives me tips on how to finish and who else is better than Robin when it comes to finishing! Just seeing them and being with them in training I think has developed me even more.” Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha center_img 2last_img

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