Former Crystal Palace player Glenn Murray says Ivory Coast star Wilfried Zaha would now be one of Manchester United’s best players if former manager Sir Alex Ferguson had not retired.
Zaha is currently regarded as one of the Premier League’s best game-breakers and is a vital figure for Palace. In fact, the Eagles have not won a game without the forward in over two years.
Zaha was Ferguson’s last signing for the Red Devils, but he only arrived at the club once the great Scottish manager had retired and been replaced by compatriot David Moyes.
He struggled to establish himself at Old Trafford as the team’s fortune waned under Moyes, and he soon returned to Palace.
“Palace definitely bring the best out of him and I’m sure it would be a worry in Wilfried’s mind that if he was to move again it may not go as well,” Murray told talkSPORT.
“I’m sure he’ll be a little bit scarred from the Man United move.
“But for me, I’ve seen him come through as youngster and he is a fantastic player, the only way is up for him.
“And I honestly believe that if Fergie was still at Old Trafford when Wilfried went up there, he would be one of the best now.”