Louis van Gaal has defended Wilfried Zaha by insisting the winger is doing everything he requires or demands from him in training.
Zaha is now the only player who has not played a minute out on tour and there have been some questions raised as to whether he is mentally good enough for United following reports of a poor attitude from the Englishman.
However, Van Gaal had nothing bad to say about Zaha’s approach to training and instead suggested it was more to do with how many players were in the squad as to why Zaha hadn’t played so far, rather than the player himself.
“There is no Manchester United player who is fit,” Van Gaal said.
“Maybe the boys who have trained already before the tour, the ones who started on 7 July, are a little more fit.
“But the World Cup players are not fit. They have only had four days of training sessions, in the heat. So you cannot say they are fit.
“I have a lot of players who can play in the strikers’ positions. I have already said that our selection is not in balance. I can put six strikers in.
“So maybe next time I will put Zaha in because he is working hard. He is doing all the things I require or demand, so there is no problem.”
If the reports from James Ducker are proved to be true, then Zaha’s attitude could mean his United career ends before it even began.