Man United winger Zaha returns to Crystal Palace

Wilfried Zaha spent time on loan at Cardiff last season. Photo: PA

Crystal Palace have completed the signing of Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha on a season-long loan deal, both clubs have announced.

Zaha returns to Palace after just two appearances for United, despite costing the Old Trafford club £15million in January 2013.

The 21-year-old becomes new Palace boss Neil Warnock's first signing in his second stint in the Selhurst Park hotseat.

Palace said in a statement on their website: "Crystal Palace are delighted to confirm that winger Wilfried Zaha has re-joined the club on loan from Manchester United.

"The two-cap England international has agreed a deal that will see him spend the entire 2014/15 season at Selhurst Park."

Ivory Coast-born Zaha made more than 100 appearances in three years at Crystal Palace, progressing through the junior ranks at Selhurst Park.

Zaha signed for United during the January transfer window last year but was then loaned back to the Eagles, where he helped them gain promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs.

Zaha barely featured under David Moyes at United, though, and spent the second half of last season on loan at Cardiff.

The England Under-21 graduate is also deemed surplus to requirements under new manager Louis van Gaal, paving the way for another stint at Palace.

Zaha said on www.cpfc.co.uk: "I'm just buzzing to be back, to be in and around the lads again.

"The best place to come back to is Palace where I am loved. When I come back here I know I can just get straight back into it."

On his time at United, Zaha believes he has developed his game training alongside the club's superstars, but was keen to gain more playing time.

He said: "It's a great club, but since I've gone up there it hasn't gone my way really.

"I haven't really had the chance to showcase my talent or play much - that's why I thought it would be best for me to get a loan, gain some experience and maybe go back a better player."

Zaha is also looking forward to working under Warnock again, with the Yorkshireman having previously been in charge of Palace when Zaha was close to breaking into the first team in 2010.

"I spoke to him as well and he told me that he would guarantee me a chance - all I've got to do is work hard, so I am fine with that," Zaha said.