David Moyes feels that Wilfried Zaha still has to improve before he is given a chance to play in a competitive match as a Manchester United player.
The 20-year-old hasn’t featured since the Community Shield in August despite being one of United’s most impressive players on the pre-season tour of Asia.
Although Moyes has chosen not to use Zaha so far this season, he believes that the young winger has already improved and said that training with our first team was of paramount importance to his progression, indicating he may not be loaned out as some reports suggest.
“Wilf has not appeared. We have not felt we have had the opportunity,” Moyes told the Daily Mail.
“I want Wilf to get used to what happens here. The competition is hard.
“It is just impossible to get all these players a game at the one time. You can only ever play eleven.
“It is important Wilf gets to see the level of the training here, the level of the players and the quality they have got.
“He is getting better which we are pleased about.”
Moyes watches Zaha every week in training so knows more than anybody how ready he is but today, Zaha will feature in a competitive match for England’s Under-21s against Lithuania. If he can really put in a top performance, Moyes may re-think his current position on Zaha.
On tour, Zaha was impressive but there were certainly aspects of his game that were far from polished such as his shooting and decision making, two extremely important areas for any winger, but it is good to hear he has improved.