Wilfried Zaha to be mentored by Ryan Giggs
Ryan Giggs has been made Wilfried Zaha’s personal mentor.
Zaha has been told to get changed next to 39-year-old Giggs every day – and to watch and learn from the Manchester United legend.
Zaha is set to be given until January to prove to new boss David Moyes that he does not need to be sent out on loan for more experience.
Moyes has been impressed with £15million signing Zaha in training and recognises the England Under-21 winger has special talents.
Now, he wants the 20-year-old to learn how to make the best of himself from United’s most celebrated star – Giggs.
Welshman Giggs has been made a player-coach - a role he is relishing - by Moyes, after having won more honours than any other player in United’s history.
Zaha has been told to change next to Giggs for training every day, so that he can pick up useful tips and ask for advice.
Everybody inside Old Trafford respects Giggs for the career he has enjoyed and his hunger for success.
Despite displaying plenty of promise in training, Zaha has also already proved he still has a lot to learn.
Zaha turned up to depart for United’s pre-season tour wearing jeans and a T-shirt, and had to change into a club suit inside the airport.
West Ham and Fulham have already enquired about taking Zaha on loan next season, while Crystal Palace would love to have him back at Selhurst Park.
But Zaha has insisted he wants to stay at United and fight for his place and Moyes is planning to give him until January to prove he can make a first-team impact.
If Zaha spends too much time on the substitutes’ bench, however, then Moyes will look again at whether he will allow the player to go out on loan during the January transfer window.