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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff
Feb 3, 2014

Solskjaer: Zaha can emulate Ronaldo

Cardiff City boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said he believes loan signing Wilfried Zaha is good enough to emulate Cristiano Ronaldo.

Wilfried Zaha on his Cardiff debut against Norwich
Wilfried Zaha made an instant impact for Cardiff.

Morris: Zaha lifts Cardiff

On-loan Manchester United winger Zaha joined the Bluebirds until the end of the season on deadline day, and was instrumental in the 2-1 home win over Norwich on Saturday.

"I don't really want to compare Wilfried with Cristiano, but he has quick feet like Cristiano, he is brave like Cristiano and wants to go forward," Solskjaer said.

"But he is young. He has got to make a decision about how good does he want to be and how he loves this game. Coming in here, he just wants to play football and he's been bright as a button these last few days."

Zaha has struggled to win a place in David Moyes' United side since his 15 million pound switch to Old Trafford from Crystal Palace at the end of last season.

But Solskjaer said he could already see why former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson invested heavily to bring Zaha to Manchester.

"He is one of the best I have seen with the ball," he said. "He can grow up to become a proper player like Ronaldo if he wants.

"I have never seen anyone work as hard as Ronaldo. Before training, after training, he was an exceptionally dedicated man, and proved to everyone what dedication gets you."

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