Zaha Opens Up About Rumours He Was Sleeping With David Moyes' Daughter

Ruben Hill
September 22, 2018

It is now widely agreed upon that Zaha is one of the most exciting and effective players in the Premier League, particularly when compared to other players at clubs of Palace's level.

Zaha's return to Palace has been successful and he is in a rich vein of form, having scored three goals in four Premier League games this season.

Following David Moyes' sacking at United, Zaha said he didn't get enough chances from the Scot and speaking to this week, he addressed rumours that he was sleeping with Moyes' daughter during his time at United.

"I'm sure he'll be a little bit scarred from the Man United move. People think your life's different because you've got money, you've got fame, so they don't treat you the same".

"I was fighting my demons by myself, these rumours that I knew weren't true". "Nothing. I'm living in this hell by myself, away from my family, and I thought, "If this doesn't make me stronger, what will"?"

"I was living in Manchester by myself, nowhere near anyone else, because the club had a hold over where I lived".

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez is reportedly willing to leave the club at the end of his contract next summer if he is not given more backing in the transfer market.

A big plus will be if Newcastle can play most of the game further up the pitch, try and press and get on the front foot as much as possible, because if they defend deep and invite Zaha and Palace onto them, it is nearly inevitable that he will create chances and win free-kicks in unsafe positions.

"He has a lot of experience, even if his record is not the best in terms of red cards, but I'm confident he is a very good referee with a lot of experience and he will deal with the situation in a normal way. When we talk about you can not ask for a yellow card during the game, (what about) asking for a red card before the game?"

"He's a good player, no doubt about that, but I think the FA have to deal with his comments", said Benitez.

Palace boss Roy Hodgson has, however, defended Zaha's comments.

'Wilf is a person who has a strong sense of justice, ' said Hodgson ahead of Saturday's visit of Newcastle.

"Certainly it is frustrating when it feels like people are taking positions in order to generate calls in to their show or just because they feel that way inclined that evening".

Information from Reuters was used in this article.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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