Delap on target in draw
Manchester United boss David Moyes says Wilfried Zaha will get a
chance to shine at Old Trafford this season after impressing on his
pre-season debut in Thailand.
Zaha played the second half of United’s 1-0 defeat by the Singha
All Stars in Bangkok, a result Moyes was not too bothered about
given the relative lack of experience on display.
There had been speculation that the 20-year-old would return to
Crystal Palace on loan this season, but Moyes gave a large hint
that would not be the case.
“Wilfried did well,” said Moyes. “He gave us a little bit of
“We have brought him here to give him a chance. It is the first
time I have worked with him and had a chance to see him up
“He will certainly be part of the squad and we will see where we
can fit him in as often as we can.”
Zaha came closest to getting United level when he curled a shot
against the post but in the end they could find no response to
Teeratep Winothai’s 50th-minute goal.
“It wasn’t a brilliant result but this wasn’t one we desperately
needed to win,” added Moyes. “It is one we need to get prepared to
win games from.
“(Adnan Januzaj) was a plus for us. He played well. It is always
good when you give a young player a chance and he shows up. He did
“The more he plays like that, the more opportunities he is
likely to get.”
Josh Low’s deflected free-kick had put the home side ahead
before 37-year-old free agent Delap nooded the Brewers level 20
minutes from time.
Manager Gary Rowett named himself on the bench after Zander
Diamond was ruled out due to a family bereavement.