Wilfried Zaha can make it at Man Utd - Fabio Da Silva

Cardiff City's former Manchester United defender Fabio Da Silva has backed on-loan winger Wilfried Zaha to make the grade at Old Trafford.

Zaha, 21, has made just four starts since joining the Bluebirds in January.

As Cardiff prepare for Saturday's crucial match at relegation rivals West Bromwich Albion, Fabio believes Zaha can turn his fortunes around at United.

"He has the talent to make a breakthrough at Old Trafford," said Brazilian Fabio.

Zaha joined United from Crystal Palace for £15m in January 2013, but stayed at Selhurst Park on loan until the summer.

Wilfried Zaha career statistics

Wilfried Zaha
Season and club Appearances Goals

2013-14:

Cardiff City

7

0

2013-14: Man United

4

0

2012-13: Crystal Palace

50

8

2011-12: Crystal Palace

48

9

2010-11: Crystal Palace

44

1

He has also won two caps for England, but is yet to score an international goal.

Since being signed by the then United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, Zaha has started just two games, the Community Shield victory over Wigan and the League Cup fourth-round win against Norwich.

His only league appearances under David Moyes have come as a substitute against Newcastle and Aston Villa in December.

It was hoped the move to Cardiff would boost his career, but Zaha has not started since City's 4-0 home defeat against Hull.

But he is expected to play some part at The Hawthorns for the match, which Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has described as a "must-win" game.

Cardiff are 19th in the Premier League, three places and three points behind West Brom with seven games to go.

Fabio says Zaha has all the attributes to help the Bluebirds stay up and go back to Old Trafford better for the experience.

"Wilfried's a fantastic player. A fantastic footballer," said Fabio.

"I think he can go back to Manchester United next season, perform and do well."