Crystal Palace could try to re-sign Wilfried Zaha on loan next season, Coach Ian Holloway said after the 20-year-old’s heroics won the penalty that put his
team through to the Premier League next season. Kevin Phillips converted the penalty in the 105th-minute to win the Championship playoff final, 1-0, against Watford on Monday.
Manchester United purchased Zaha in January only to loan the 20-year-old winger back to Selhurst Park to help in the club’s quest to qualify for the Premier League next season. After gaining promotion, Holloway said he is now tempted to ask incoming United manager David Moyes if he can borrow the player again next season. "I think he [Moyes] would be silly to give me him back,” Holloway said. “Now we're up it might be realistic but who knows? He (Moyes) will know the task he's got. Mine will be staying up, his will be winning every week. Good luck to him and good luck to us."
However, Palace chairman Steve Parish seemed to rule out an approach to United: "I think Wilf should go and have his chance with Manchester United,” he told Sky Sports. “I think he has earned that. We certainly won't be making representation. ... Me, personally, I think he is good enough for their side."