Wilfried Zaha will seek a loan move away from Manchester United in January after failing to make a single competitive appearance for the club since his £12million summer arrival from Crystal Palace.

The twice-capped England international who is in Gareth Southgate’s Under-21 squad for Tuesday’s fixture against Lithuania at Ipswich is understood to be the subject of interest from at least five Premier League clubs but a return to Selhurst Park for play for Ian Holloway’s strugglers is not being considered.

Newcastle West Ham and Fulham could offer Zaha a loan move in January until the end of the season but speculation linking the player with a move to the Championship with Bolton - managed by former Palace manager Dougie Freedman - has been ruled out.

Although Zaha started the Community Shield victory against Wigan Athletic at Wembley in August the 61 minutes he played against the FA Cup holders in the pre-season curtain-raiser remains the sum total of contribution to David Moyes’s team.

A 15-minute substitute appearance for England against Scotland four days later is the most recent senior outing by the player for club or country.

Moyes has yet to hand Zaha his full United debut in a competitive fixture in the Premier League Champions League or Capital One Cup with the Ivory Coast-born winger not even being handed a substitute appearance by the manager since this season.

The 20-year-old was dropped to the reserves for the Manchester Senior Cup tie against Bolton at Leyland earlier this month and was then omitted from the squad for the Champions League clash against Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine two weeks ago.

Moyes who inherited Zaha from predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted that the winger will be given an opportunity to press his claims for a place in the first-team at Old Trafford with the Capital One Cup fourth round tie against Norwich City on October 29 expected to see him make his full debut for the club.

But the former Everton manager admitted recently that the player has yet to adjust to the demands of playing for United having spent his career so date in the Championship with Palace.

“Wilf has not appeared” Moyes said. “We have not felt we have had the opportunity.

“I want Wilf to get used to what happens here. The competition is hard. It is just impossible to get all these players a game at the one time. You can only ever play eleven.

"But it is important Wilf gets to see the level of the training here the level of the players and the quality they have got. He is getting better which we are pleased about.”