Partying, cigarettes and pretty women.
The heady concoction of temptation that seduced George Best in his peak years representing Manchester United appears to be having a similar bewitching effect on the England Under-21 winger Wilfried Zaha.
The only difference being, Best became an iconic figure in being named European Player of the Year while helping the club carry off the European Cup in 1968.
Zaha has done little or nothing since moving to United from Crystal Palace in a £10 million transfer last season. He has yet to turn out for the English champions in the Premier League.
(Image from social media).
Hours before United beat Arsenal 1-0 at Old Trafford last Sunday, Zaha was celebrating his 21st birthday in a nightclub in Croydon.
The nightclub posted footage of Zaha dancing on stage at their venue before pulling the video earlier this morning.
David Moyes would have had to sanction Zaha's night out, but the footage emerges on the same week photos of him apparently smoking appeared online are unlikely to impress his manager.
Zaha claims he wasn't smoking nicotine, but the pictures are fairly damning whatever he was puffing.
All this hype on twitter about me smoking is incorrect. Yes it was a a shisha stick but not a nicotine version.
— Wilfried Zaha (@wilfriedzaha) November 14, 2013
There are already tabloid transfer tales emerging of a possible loan move to Newcastle in the January transfer window with Everton keen to finalise a permanent deal for the former Palace man.
Perhaps if Zaha put as much effort into his football as his social life, he would not be facing such a prospect.
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