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Holloway: Zaha Must Grow Up A Little Bit

Manchester United’s Wilfred Zaha’s attitude has been questioned by his former manager Ian Holloway, with the the Crystal Palace boss hoping that the proposed loan move to Cardiff City will prove his quality.

Holloway admitted that the England under-21 player was struggling to adapt to life at Old Trafford.

"Wilf (Zaha) has gone from being a big fish in the small pond of the Championship and is now a minnow in the shark-infested waters of the Premier League," Holloway wrote in his column for the Mirror.

 "And it's been a struggle,” he added.

"I hope he uses his sabbatical in South Wales to show United exactly what they are missing.”

"Believe me, he is one helluva player. And he is also a terrific lad, a manager's dream, in my experience. So, I was surprised by reports during the week that he had been dropped to the bench for a reserve game because he turned up late.”

"That isn't the Wilfried Zaha I know and I am sure that he would not have shown such a lack of respect to his club on purpose. But, as a manager, I can't condone any player failing to get to a game on time.”

"And, again, it's all about attitude. Or lack of attitude.”

"I will always be grateful to Wilf for the role he played in helping Palace to win promotion to the top flight when I was the manager at Selhurst Park.”

"And that's why I have his best intentions at heart when I say the time has come for him to take stock of his life and career and grow up a little bit.”

"Because, believe me, there is nothing more tragic than unfulfilled potential."

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