The importance of a enforced social media policy at Football clubs is again illustrated today by Wilfried Zaha. The Crystal Palace player is guilty of an own goal via Twitter by claiming he is on his way to the Premier League leaders before the move had officially been cleared and confirmed
He wrote “Looks like i’m on my way to the top of the premier league” on his account on Saturday night.
Yet the message quickly disappeared and Zaha, 20, then backtracked yesterday.
He posted: “I don’t know remember tweeting no such thing so I don’t know where the tweet came from #confused.”
The message will be an embarrassment to Zaha and United boss Alex Ferguson — and will frustrate Palace fans.
But United now look to have beaten Arsenal and Spurs in the race to sign him.
Palace boss Ian Holloway said: “He’s got to learn to deal with that huge bandwagon that marches over you. It is a great tribute to Wilf that he’s been able to hang on to his sanity.”