Wilfried Zaha
Wilfried Zaha [Reuters]

David Moyes has confirmed that Wilfried Zaha and Fabio Da Silva will leave Manchester United to join Cardiff City in the ongoing transfer window.

The Brazilian defender will join the Welsh club on a permanent transfer while a loan move for the former Crystal Palace star are being discussed. United confirmed the transfer on their club's official website.

A statement on United's official website read,"Manchester United duo Fabio and Wilfried Zaha are poised to complete moves to Cardiff City.

"Manager David Moyes confirmed the deals are in the pipeline after Bluebirds boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed the Brazilian is already training with his new club while the finishing touches to a loan switch for Zaha are being discussed in the next 24 hours."

Zaha had only made two substitute appearances in the Premier League this season and will remain in Wales till the end of the season.

"With Wilfried Zaha, I'd said to him during the summer that we wanted to get him games. If he played, then great, but if he couldn't, we'd get him out on loan," Moyes told MUTV.

"We had one or two offers for him but just felt Cardiff, at this moment in time, might be the right club. With Ole going there as well, he knows how the club works here and exactly what we do with the players so hopefully it will be a good move for Wilf."

Meanwhile, Fabio has not been able to stamp his mark in the Red Devils' first team as good as his twin brother Rafael Da Silva. The latter has established as a first choice right-back while the other has struggled in breaking into the first team.

The left-back has only made three appearances in all competitions this season and was sent off against Swansea City at home in the FA Cup.

"We're delighted for Fabio because he has been a great servant. His brother is doing a great job for us here as well. We wish him well. He had one or two options but, in the end, we felt we couldn't get him enough games. I said to the players, if you feel I'm not getting you enough games, come and see me. Fabio felt that so he's got a move to Cardiff," Moyes explained.

The latest departures from Old Trafford means that the number of fringe players leaving the club is now three, including Anderson who moved to Serie A side Fiorentina on loan till the summer.