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Manchester United are set to run out of millions because Crystal Palace are set to strike a swap deal that would see Wilfried Zaha leave the club, according to reports. The Ivorian international has been at the club since leaving the Red Devils during the 2015 summer transfer window. And a move away from Selhurst Park could now take place.
Manchester United have made three additions to their squad so far this summer.
Tom Heaton has joined a free transfer from Aston Villa with the veteran set to keep David De Gea and Tom Heaton on their toes in the goalie department.
United shelled out £ 73million to bring Jadon Sancho to the club, four years after Jose Mourinho first attempted to bring him in.
And Raphael Varane is the club’s third summer signing, with the Real Madrid star due to be officially confirmed as the Red Devil later this week.
United, in an ideal world, would make a few more signings before the transfer window was abruptly closed on August 31.
But any additional reinforcement will have to be financed either by the departure of the players, or by the club by capitalizing on clauses inserted in the contracts.
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“My brother was first up there with his family, but then he had to go back, so I was alone throughout the David Moyes period – that’s when I went through the depression and all kinds of things.
“I couldn’t cook, so I wasn’t even eating properly.
“When you know you’re not playing, the team is training and you’re right on the side doing a training drill.
“I remember it was just me and Kagawa doing a marksmanship just the two of us. So you know they basically don’t care about you. Not even training with the under 23s, week after week. You don’t peek inside.
Zaha also targeted Louis van Gaal.
He added: “Under Van Gaal, I remember Christmas. I knew I wasn’t going to play or anything. But I got caught anyway.
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“On Christmas Day you spend the morning with the family, then the afternoon you introduce yourself. But then because I was alone, I didn’t have anyone for Christmas – alone actually.
“And then Doug called me because he was in Manchester with his family. I ended up spending that Christmas morning at his house with his family because I didn’t have anyone.
“After that I left and traveled, but I thought I wanted to go home to my family, I know I’m not going to play. But I traveled in the evening and I was in the stands the next day.
The Palace star believes the move came too soon for him.
“In the right place at the wrong time, really. I look back and think there is nothing else I could have really done, ”he said.
“All this time, people ask me if I regret it but not. It’s a learning curve, it made me so much stronger mentally, I met amazing players, amazing people there. Glad I went and it made me who I am now.
“I have already tried to return on loan to Palace and David Moyes did not let me. I don’t know why, and they just sent me to Cardiff.
“I went there and I was a shadow of myself, I didn’t talk to anyone. The player that I am now, I was not myself at all.
“So I went there, I added relegation to my CV, I went back to United, it was van Gaal at that point. And when he came back from the World Cup where he faced Robin van Persie and Robben up front, so he gave me two options: you’re either a winger or a striker.
“These positions are positions that I have never played before. So it’s like I’m set up to fail here.
“It’s a long way from David Moyes coming back, and I’m broken by the way everything has turned out. I come back and I get that, either a striker or a winger. I can not either.
“Now I can vary my game with years of playing, you get experience. At the time, I was not good back at the goal, I did not have this conscience, I am not good with it. I remember I had to play the attacker.