Sky Sports has officially apologised to Crystal Palace and Ivory Coast winger, Wilfred Zaha over the comment made by former Manchester United captain Patrice Evra on his ‘alleged’ affair with David Moyes’ daughter while he was with the Red Devils.
Zaha had been picked up by United with the expectation she will fit in but struggled to settle into the team before being loaned back to Crystal Palace and eventually sign a permanent deal. He played just four games during his year-long spell at United earlier in his career.
Evra, a former France international spoke about the ‘false’ rumour in the pre-game broadcast between his former club and Crystal Palace.
The Eagles ended defeating Man United at Old Trafford 3-1. Zaha scored a brace on his return to Manchester United. Part of his goals was a controversial retaken penalty.
“I remember he was such an electric player, but then he had this true or untrue affair with David Moyes’ daughter,” he said.
In response to the claim, Sky Sports presenter Kelly Cates told the former United left-back’ that they “don’t know the background to that story.”
“We don’t know the background to that story, so probably best leave that one for now,” She explained.
Sky Sports, after the match, released an official apology and clarified the issue.
“We have to clarify a comment earlier made in the program suggesting there may have been a relationship between Wilfried Zaha and David Moyes’ daughter.
“We understand that Wilfried Zaha has never met David Moyes’ daughter and that the claim made by Patrice is false and we apologise for any offence caused,” she said.
Wilfred Zaha did not have sexual relations with that woman… pic.twitter.com/8L9zC2bgwT— Phil (@philpete) September 19, 2020
Wilfred Zaha inspired to beat Man United
Meanwhile, Zaha has revealed the inspiration behind his two-goal demolition of his former club on Saturday.
After scoring two goals against the Red Devils at Old Trafford, the Ivorian said it was all down to the captain’s armband given to him. The win maintains Eagles’ 100 per cent start to the season after initially defeating Southampton on Day 1.
“Being captain for the side, especially at Old Trafford, I’m buzzing we managed to get the three points.
“I feel like we’ve got so much quality in the team, we just need to put it on the pitch.
“Before the game, I was telling the team, ‘Believe in yourselves, don’t be scared to play your game,” said Zaha.