Wilfried Zaha
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Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha has revealed his former manager David Moyes isolated him during the Scot's time at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils' legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson signed the England U21 international in January 2013 from Crystal Palace. However, the 21-year-old did not get a chance to play under Ferguson as he retired after winning the title in 2012/13 season.

Moyes replaced Ferguson last summer and the former Everton manager did not give Zaha a chance to feature in United's first team during the first half of the last season. In January, the England winger was loaned out to Cardiff City.

Zaha says United's new manager Louis van Gaal is direct and the Dutchman's coaching style will help him develop. He also admitted that it was not his attitude which cost him a place in the team under Moyes.

"There was so much pressure on him [Moyes], so I can't really blame him. To be honest, if you are not the manager's cup of tea you can't do anything about it. It was definitely not my attitude," Zaha told the Daily Mail.

"The manager had his way of playing and maybe I just didn't suit it. This manager will tell you exactly how he wants it."

"He [Van Gaal] won't beat about the bush or not tell you anything. He'll just tell you and that helps you, instead of isolating you or just not telling you. He will let you know exactly where you are and what you are doing wrong," the United winger said.

In the ongoing pre-season tour in the US, Zaha came on as a second-half substitute during United's clash against Inter Milan. Van Gaal has informed the former Palace star to develop as a striker in order to fit the Dutchman's new style of play with the Red Devils.

Zaha is hopeful that he can shine under Van Gaal to feature regularly for the Old Trafford club next season.

"I am used to being a winger, but if a manager wants me to adapt to a new position then I'll have to," the former Palace star said.

"'It's not as much running as being a winger so I'll take it! I have heard he likes to bring young players through so I'm buzzing to hear he will give youngsters a chance."

"That's all I really wanted since I came here. I just want to be a Man United player. Hopefully this season I will get the chance," Zaha concluded.