Man Utd flop Zaha 'can be as good as Neymar' says former team-mate

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Former Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha can be as good as Barcelona star Neymar, according to former Crystal Palace team-mate Yannick Bolasie.

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The 24-year-old ended a miserable spell at Old Trafford in 2015to rejoin boyhood club Palace and has been the Eagles' standout performer this season, scoring six and assisting nine.

Zaha's stunning form under new Palace boss Sam Allardyce has seen the Ivory Coast winger again linked with a host of Premier League clubs, including London rivals Tottenham.

Wilfried Zaha West Brom Crystal Palace
Wilfried Zaha West Brom Crystal Palace

And ex-Palace colleague Bolasie, who completed a £28 million switch to Everton in the summer of 2016, beileves Zaha's ability will see him to reach the very top ofthe game.

"He can go as far as he wants. I said the other day that he's got the same kind of ability as Neymar and people were raising their eyebrows," Bolasie toldESPN FC.

Yannick Bolasie Premier League Burnley v Everton 221016
Yannick Bolasie Premier League Burnley v Everton 221016

"But now they're starting to see it and nobody is saying anything anymore! I'm just kind of laughing to myself and I'm like 'Well, I said that already'.

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"It's whether people take notice or not. He's catching the eye now and doing well for himself. At the moment, he's helping Palace a lot."

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