Zaha Reveals Lack Of Support During Manchester United Stint

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There were rumours that the reason I wasn't playing for United was because I slept with David Moyes's daughter, and no one attempted to clear that up.

"I was fighting my demons by myself, these rumours that I knew weren't true".

It is now widely agreed upon that Zaha is one of the most exciting and effective players in the Premier League, particularly when compared to other players at clubs of Palace's level.

But he only actually arrived at Old Trafford once Ferguson had gone and David Moyes had taken over. When I was at United I had [money], but I was still so down and depressed.

Zaha made just four appearances for United before seeing out the rest of the 2013-14 season on loan at Cardiff City, and the following term he returned to Palace.

"I went through so much with United, with England", Zaha said.

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Zaha added: "I don't regret anything because it made me stronger".

A distressing time for the young man, he is now in back in London with Crystal Palace; a decisive factor in assuring their continued status as a Premier League club.

Zaha, who is Palace's top scorer with three goals this season, said after his team beat Huddersfield Town last weekend that he felt he would have to get his leg broken before any of his opponents were sent off.

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson denied that the club had contacted Professional Game Match Officials Ltd, the body responsible for match officials in English football, over Zaha's complaints.

"There has been no specific contact", Hodgson said.

"And I think they have a duty of care towards the game to be consistent – I'm not saying he isn't – in their views of what they see as a penalty and what they say is a yellow card or red card". "People are entitled to say what they feel sometimes".

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