Manchester United Confirm Wilfried Zaha Deal

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Manchester United have confirmed Wilfried Zaha will sign for the club from Crystal Palace.

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Zaha has earned one cap for England

Zaha has signed a pre-contract agreement and will join the Premier League leaders in July, allowing him to play the remainder of the season in the Championship.

He will undergo a medical in Manchester today before completing a move which could rise up to £15m.

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Zaha said: "I am delighted to be joining Manchester United, however my focus for the next five months will be solely at Crystal Palace."

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was in attendance at Stoke City last week to watch Zaha in Palace's FA Cup third-round replay.

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Zaha arrives for his medical at Bridgewater Hospital

The Scot added: "We like to sign players with potential. We develop players and that's been proven many times. Hopefully the boy enjoys it here."

Born in the Ivory Coast, Zaha emigrated to England with his family when he was just four.

His footballing prowess was soon obvious and after joining Palace's youth ranks he eventually made his debut in March 2010 against Cardiff.

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Zaha tweeted this picture of himself as a child shortly after joining Crystal Palace

In November last year he won his first cap for England in their 4-2 friendly defeat away to Sweden, but could still switch allegiances to the Ivory Coast until he plays in a competitive fixture for the Three Lions.

Wingers are central to United's attacking identity however Nani, Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia have all failed to impress this season.

Furthermore, Nani's contract expires in the summer of 2014 while Young has recently sustained a knee injury which could keep him out for six weeks. Valencia meanwhile has arguably been the club's worst first-teamer this campaign.

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