Wilfried Zaha has joined Cardiff on loan from Manchester United until the end of the season, the Bluebirds manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has announced.

Solskjaer had already boosted his squad with the addition of Fábio da Silva, Kenwyne Jones, Magnus Wolff Eikrem, Mats Moller Daehli and Jo Inge Berget since succeeding Malky Mackay.

Zaha, 21, is the most high-profile of his acquisitions, although it has taken longer to conclude the deal than had been expected. He joined United for £15m from Crystal Palace last January but made only one full appearance, in the League Cup.

Solskjaer said: "That signing should be done by now. His name is on the paperwork. He is a Cardiff player.

"He has pace, power, technical ability and goes past people. He will give us that extra change of tempo in the final third, where we really need it.

"He will bring that little final bit to find pockets of space and produce a bit of magic."

The Norwegian does not believe Zaha has anything to prove, despite his limited opportunities since moving to Old Trafford from Crystal Palace.