Wilfred Zaha, Ivorian international striker who played briefly for English Premier League club, Manchester United has spoken out on rumours of sleeping with his manager’s wife during his brief United stint.
Zaha disclosed that he was seriously weighed down by the allegation of sleeping with David Moyes‘ daughter while he was at United as a player.
The player noted that he didn’t receive any support from the club, plunging him further into emotional torture.
Zaha was rumoured to be sleeping with Lauren, David Moyes’ daughter during his time in united. The rumours further had it that this negatively affected his on-field opportunities and performances with the Red Devils.
The striker has now denied the rumours adding that he did not even get the opportunity to meet with Moyes’ daughter.
“No one at the club at all told me anything, I didn’t know what to do whatsoever,” Zaha said in a chat with Rio Ferdinand as reported by Goal.
“I remember tweeting something about it saying ‘silly rumours’ because it was getting too much, so I had to say something myself and then I remember the club media messaging me saying ‘you shouldn’t have done that, you shouldn’t have done this’ and I’m thinking ‘you haven’t helped me.’
“I’m here by myself, struggling because people are telling me I’ve slept with the manager’s daughter and that’s why you’re not playing me.
“The funny thing is, it’s carried on for so long I felt like, is the manager not going to come and have a word with me over this?
“That’s how I felt and I’m thinking this is ridiculous man. Up to this day, I still get people that think that’s true and I’ve never even met his daughter.”
Zaha added that the experience was traumatic for him as a young 19-year old player still trying to find his footing.
“It was stressful. I’m 19, I’m living in Manchester and all of a sudden we come back from a tour and I’m not playing for no reason so obviously [people] are going to make up rumours,” he continued.
“I’m in Manchester where I’m by myself, and I’m not playing on top of that, so it’s stressful enough to have a rumour.
“People came out with it, I see it trending on Twitter, people came out with how can he play so well on tour then just be dashed out like that with nothing, no one telling us anything – he must have slept with the manager’s daughter.
“And that started going and I’m 19, and my Twitter is blowing up. I’ve never had it before and my Twitter is blowing up and there’s no one for me to speak to.”
Zaha made just four appearances for Manchester United under David Moyes before he was loaned to Cardiff City for the remainder of the 2013-14 season.