Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that Wilfried Zaha will play a big role for Cardiff in their remaining Premier League games despite his lack of game time so far on his loan spell.
The 20-year-old has only completed the full 90 minutes on one occasions for Cardiff since joining in January and Zaha has found himself in a similar situation to United where his game time has been restricted.
Despite that, Solskjaer has promised him that he’ll get his chances this year. Speaking about the decision to leave Zaha as an unused substitute at the weekend, Solskjaer said: “The original plan was to play Wilf on Saturday [against Fulham], but I decided instead to go with Frazier Campbell who I thought might only last 60 minutes, but instead gave us everything he had.
“Of course Zaha has a big role to play, or I would not have brought him to the club.”
Moyes’ use of Zaha saw him criticised by many United fans who felt he had underused the young English winger but Solskjaer’s decision to use him in a similar fashion indicates there is an underlying reason why he hasn’t been given much playing time.