Playing as a winger for Premier League club Crystal Palace, Zaha advanced into the Crystal Palace first team from their academy in 2010. In January 2013, he transferred to Manchester United for an initial fee of £10,000,000, but remained on loan at Palace until the end of the season, helping them return to the Premier League. Zaha returned to Palace in August 2014 on a season-long loan, before rejoining the club on a permanent basis in February 2015. Born in the Ivory Coast, Zaha grew up in England from the age of four. He made his debut for the England national team in 2012.