Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway insists Wilfried Zaha should be given a chance in the Manchester United first team next season after reaffirming the club intention not ot loan the England international next season.
After becoming the last official signing by Sir Alex Ferguson in his 26 year tenure at Old Trafford in January, Zaha was loaned back to Palace for the remainder of last season and helped the Eagles seal promotion into the Premier League.
The 20 year old's future at United has since been uncertain; recent reports suggest that incoming manager David Moyes will assess whether Zaha will get the appropriate game time for the club during pre-season training, and make a decision about a loan-spell afterwards.
But Holloway has ruled out a move to loan Zaha for the next campaign, in which Palace will be concentrating on maintaining their position in the top flight, insisting the youngster should be given the chance to shine at United.
"I don't think for one minute I'd consider asking David Moyes right now," he told Talksport. "I don't think it is fair to the boy - he has got to have a go at United."
United are currently undergoing a rebuilding process as they look ahead to keep hold of their title under a manager other than Ferguson for the first time in 26 years.
Contract talks are continuing with wingern Nani, while Zaha's attacking flair will be particularly needed if Wayne Rooney ends up departing the club after an acrimonious end to last season.
Palace are not the only club reportedly interested in Zaha's services next season, with Fulham and West Ham also keeping an eye on the situation as Moyes assesses the 20 year old.
United have given the impression that Moyes will take his time to get settled into the post at Old Trafford, and will not be rushed into making any decisions over players leaving the club at this early stage.
He has made it clear though that he wants to keep Rooney, insisting the striker is not for sale as he reportedly negotiates a new deal with the club.