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25/04/2013 07:32

Papers: Reds excite Zaha

Charlie Wyett writes in The Sun...

Zaha starstruck by United stars
Wilfried Zaha finds himself in a weird world torn between Manchester United and Crystal Palace. Speaking at length for the first time since completing a £15million January move to United, the new England star accepts his immediate priorities are with Palace. Automatic Championship promotion contenders at one stage, the Eagles are without a win in seven but head to Blackburn on Saturday looking to cement a place in the play-offs. Yet while admitting the dream is to ensure that Palace earn themselves a place back in the top tier, Zaha accepts it is difficult to look beyond the new champions and Old Trafford, the place he will soon call home. He said: “I am just anxious and excited. I cannot wait. It will be something different. When I walk into that dressing room at United, I do not know what I will feel. I will keep my head down as I am there to play football.  But I have to admit I will be a bit starstruck. Van Persie and Giggs will be in there — wow. Rooney will be in there — amazing. How can I not be looking forward to this? I have to be patient. I do not expect to walk in and play week-in week-out. Once I get the chance I will take it.”

The Mirror includes quotes from Shinji Kagawa, who explains why he doesn’t have a “feeling of accomplishment” after winning the title with United. “Honestly, I haven’t contributed as much as I did at Dortmund. I was even injured... But I’ve managed to win three (titles) in a row. I think my career is bound to get better and better.”

Elsewhere, in The Sun, Arsenal Independent Supporters’ Association chair Lois Langton feels the club should give the Reds a guard of honour ahead of Sunday’s Emirates clash - but warns former favourite Robin van Persie will get a rough ride from the Gunners fans.

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