Wilfried Zaha featured for Manchester United’s Under-21s earlier this week as they took on Stoke City and it was an opportunity for the 20-year-old to showcase what he has got in front David Moyes who watched from the sideline.
The youngster played well and while there were no assists or goals to discuss, Zaha had some real positives to take from the game. Zaha’s game was far from perfect and there were plenty of places he could improve on but he at least showed Moyes that the lack of football hasn’t overly affected his football.
Check out his highlights reel from the game and see for yourself. We have noted down the best parts from his highlights to make it a little easier.
1:00 – Zaha skips over a lunged slide tackle, burst down the line and turned his defender inside out (twice) before he sent in a dangerous cross.
2:12 – After a smart interception, Zaha leaves two defenders for dead and nearly scores but fires his shot inches wide.
3:30 – A brilliant first touch is followed by a lovely bit of a footwork to make himself a few yards of space.
5:05 – Zaha plays a lovely pass and move and his smart cross nearly led to a United goal.
5:50 – He turns a few Stoke defenders inside out before fizzing in another dangerous cross.
6:06 – An instinctive backheel pass from Zaha completes a lovely one-two with Varela.
6:30 – Zaha held off some real pressure from Stoke’s defenders before he won a foul to show he can hold his own.
7:03 – Another instinctive backheel pass from Zaha sets Varela off down the wing.
7:20 – Zaha manages to stay on his feet and slips through a very smart pass with the outside of his foot.
8:45 – A lovely measured pass out wide after some neat footwork.