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'Manchester United is where I want to stay' - Zaha rules out loan move

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Zaha can be like Ronaldo, says former Palace striker Mark Bright
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Zaha can be like Ronaldo, says former Palace striker Mark Bright

New Manchester United signing Wilfried Zaha has dismissed talk of a possible loan move away from the club.

The 20-year-old made his debut for the Premier League champion, hitting the post late on as David Moyes lost his first match in charge to Thailand All-Stars.

Goal reported in June that West Ham was eyeing a loan swoop, but Moyes has previously insisted Zaha will be afforded opportunities at Old Trafford and the youngster is keen to prove his worth.

"I've grafted to get here so Manchester United is where I want to stay," he told the club's official website.

"I have moved away from most of my family and friends but it's progress. Everyone understands that. I wanted to make the move here because it's what is best for my career."

Zaha's arrival at Old Trafford was delayed following his involvement in the failed England Under-21 European Championship appearance, and he admits his arrival was slightly daunting.

"I just stayed in my corner of the dressing room really and looked about and tried to get used to everyone. Everybody jokes around in the changing room and all that kind of stuff so it was just enjoyable really. I was a bit nervous coming in but everyone is cool so it was nice.

"I would've preferred starting with everyone else [the previous week] so I could make a good impression and put in a good effort so I'm just glad I was here before the [Asia] tour started."

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