Manchester United news

Zaha mentored by Giggs

July 26, 2013
By Richard Jolly

Wilfried Zaha has said that Ryan Giggs has been coaching him on the pitch in his bid to improve Manchester United’s new £15 million winger.

The England international has arrived at Old Trafford after completing a transfer from Crystal Palace that was arranged in January.

And he said United’s senior professionals have helped give him a warm welcome - with Giggs giving a potential successor tips about playing on the flanks.

Giggs, who has made 941 appearances for United over the past 22 years, has joined David Moyes’ backroom staff as a player-coach this summer.

"Everybody’s done their bit," Zaha told United’s official website. "I was so nervous when I came in, but I was made to feel at home straight away. Rio [Ferdinand] spoke to me, Giggsy’s spoke to me on the pitch, helping me out with positioning and things like that.”

However, the 20-year-old said he is closer to the younger generation, particularly Danny Welbeck, Adnan Januzaj and Alexander Buttner.

He added: "Welbz is one of the people I speak to the most, though – him, Adnan and Alex.

"Anderson has been good too. Everybody’s tried to make me feel comfortable. It’s been really nice. All the people at the club are chilled out and this tour is giving me the chance to get to know everyone. I’m enjoying it."

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