Sky Sports Issues Apology Over Patrice Evra's Comments on Wilfried Zaha

Sky Sports were forced to apologise live on air on Saturday after Patrice Evra brought up rumours that Wilfried Zaha's time at Manchester United was ruined by a relationship the Ivorian had with then-manager David Moyes' daughter.

Zaha managed just four senior appearances for United after joining in a £10m deal in January 2013, with rumours of a clash with Moyes often thrown around as a suggestion as to why things didn't work out.

One common allegation was that Zaha had a relationship with Moyes' daughter - something the forward has always denied - and that accusation was brought up by Evra during Sky's coverage of United's 3-1 loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Sky quickly addressed the situation, saying (via the Manchester Evening News): "We have to clarify a comment made earlier in the programme 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 was false. We apologise for any offence caused."

Zaha has repeatedly insisted that he has never even spoken to Moyes' daughter, telling Rio Ferdinand's The Locker Room that the lack of support he received from the club over the stories contributed to his issues at Old Trafford.

"No one at the club at all told me anything, I didn't know what to do whatsoever," Zaha explained.

"I remember tweeting something about it saying 'silly rumours' because it was getting too much so I had to say something myself and then I remember the club media messaging me saying 'you shouldn't have done that, you shouldn't have done this' and I'm thinking 'you haven't helped me'.

"I'm here by myself, struggling because people are telling me I've slept with the manager's daughter and that's why you're not playing me. 

"The funny thing is, it's carried on for so long I felt like, is the manager not going to come and have a word with me over this? That's how I felt and I'm thinking, 'This is ridiculous, man'. Up to this day, I still get people that think that's true and I've never even met his daughter."

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Source : 90min