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Football: New boy Zaha hopeful of playing time at Manchester United

Published on Jul 27, 2013 12:33 PM
 
Manchester United midfielder Wilfried Zaha (left) clears a sliding tackle by Cerezo Osaka midfielder Jumpei Kusukami during their friendly football match at Nagai Stadium in Osaka on July 26, 2013. Zaha scored his first ever goal for the English champions during their pre-season Asian tour, boosting his hopes for more time on the pitch. -- PHOTO: AFP

OSAKA, Japan (AFP) - Manchester United new boy Wilfried Zaha scored his first ever goal for the English champions during their pre-season Asian tour, boosting his hopes for more time on the pitch.

The 20-year-old winger struck in stoppage time to help the Red Devils scrape a 2-2 friendly draw with Cerezo Osaka - Shinji Kagawa's old J-League home.

"It felt great," Zaha said after the team chalked up the draw, following one win and two defeats on the tour.

"The goal has been coming for the last couple of games and I'm happy I finally managed to get it," he told Manchester United TV.

 
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