Wilfried Zaha: I hold no grudges against Manchester United

by Ben Topliss

Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha has insisted that he holds no grudges against Manchester United ahead of the FA Cup final between the two sides next month.

Zaha joined Man United in 2013 but his spell at Old Trafford was disappointing and he rejoined his boyhood club last year.

The 23-year-old put in a good performance as Palace beat Watford in their Cup semi-final last week and Zaha insisted he is looking forward to the challenge of taking on United.

“Everybody keeps talking to me about Man United but they are just another team in the final with Palace. I don’t see it as anything special,” Zaha said.

“My only objective is to win. It could be United or Aston Villa or Chelsea. I just want to win.

“It doesn’t mean anything to me. What happened at United for me, happened. I’m back at Palace and I’m playing for Palace. I’m just looking forward to the final.

“I don’t have anything against United. It won’t make me run any faster. I’ll still play the same way I play. Hopefully I can score a goal against them. I’ll be buzzing if I do.”

Zaha was certainly a disappointment at United but he has revived his reputation at Palace and Louis van Gaal will need a plan for him at Wembley on May 21.

Palace haven’t been in the best of form during this calendar year but anything can happen in a Cup final and United will know that they have to put in 100% if they are to secure silverware.

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