If Wilfried Zaha doesn’t sign for Manchester United in the next 24 hours then it will be the biggest shock since a certain Dutch striker DID sign for the club. The Crystal Palace winger’s arrival at Old Trafford – at least in terms of registration seems imminent as practically every newspaper in the Western world – not to mention more than a few in the Eastern have declared the Zaha deal a mere formality.
Although we may not see Zaha in a United shirt this season we there’s no doubt come 2013/14 he’s going to have a part to play and that could mean a welcome boost for homegrown striker Danny Welbeck. The Longsight-born England regular has been moved from pillar to post at United, usually operating on the left wing – a position about as suited to him as left back is for Michael Carrick. Despite it being obvious Welbeck is far more effective as a striker the addition of Robin Van Persie and injuries to other wide men have meant United’s number 19 has to make do on the wings more often than not.
The addition of Zaha could well change all that, as with many people envisioning Wayne Rooney in a midfield role, Chicharito still seemingly our best bet from the bench then it makes sense that Welbeck and RVP could be the two front strikers with perhaps Zaha and Nani- I’ve not give up on him yet- or maybe Shinji Kagawa operating on either flank.
Many people still question whether Welbeck is ‘United class’ but his performances this season- despite a lack of goals- not to mention the rave reviews he’s received from RVP- show he’s definitely a player who is capable of filling a major role i any Reds side- with Zaha joining that role should be upfront where he belongs.
Zaha is now odds on to join United with many bookmakers not even taking bets on the move.