Zaha: Moyes said ‘stop tricks’

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has revealed that he was instructed to 'stop some of the tricks' whilst playing under David Moyes at Manchester United.

The 23-year-old struggled to make an impact at Old Trafford after making his first-team debut under the watchful eye of the Scotsman.

With United and Moyes, in particular, under intense pressure to get positive results, Zaha's found it very difficult to showcase his true talents.

"Under David Moyes I had to adjust my game," Zaha told Soccer AM.

"Certain managers want a trustworthy player, someone that will always keep the ball.

"But he was the only one who told me to stop some of the tricks and keep the ball in certain areas. So I tried to adjust my game then."

Zaha eventually went on to rejoin Palace on a permanent deal following the sacking of Moyes in April 2014, putting pen to paper on a five-and-a-half-year contract with the Eagles.

He has flourished under the guidance of manager Alan Pardew, with Palace enjoying a good start to the campaign which sees them flying high in the Premier League standings, just two points shy of the Europa League positions.