While the diminutive Japanese star may be waking up this morning, basking in the glory of his new found managerial adulation, for another young attacking player the current situation doesn’t look nearly as bright.
Wilfried Zaha will have watched Shinji Kagawa playing out wide on the left and impressing everyone and had something of a knot in his stomach. The former Crystal Palace man can operate on either flank and with Antonio Valencia and Nani much more suited to the right hand side, Adnan Januzaj and now Shinji Kagawa looking impressive on the left, not to mention Ashley Young still finding favour with Moyes, it could be a long time before we see Zaha starting for Manchester United.
None of United’s wingers have covered themselves in glory this season- although Januzaj has been pretty inspired- and by rights Zaha should’ve been given at least a substitute appearance to prove himself. If the youngster doesn’t make the squads for either the upcoming game against Stoke City in the league or next week’s Capital One Cup game against Norwich City then a loan move away in January is all but guaranteed.