Manchester United had a stunning transfer window over the summer, as Jose Mourinho made moves for the likes of Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who have almost single-handedly won the club games at times. However, alongside that, players will have to leave in order to balance the books.
One player who has struggled for minutes under Jose is Memphis Depay. The 22-year-old winger is supremely talented in my opinion, but just hasn’t been able to show the manager why he should be selected. Whether that is him not working hard enough, or quite simply, Mourinho doesn’t think he’s good enough remains to be seen.
Now Depay has received some support from his Holland teammate, Arjen Robben. The veteran winger has come out and stated just how talented Memphis is, and then added he ‘expects’ a move could happen shortly.
“He’s a very talented player,” Netherlands captain Robben told Goal Deutschland. “It’s a shame that it hasn’t worked out for him yet at Manchester United.”
“He hardly ever plays and I expect something to happen shortly.
“Perhaps he’ll move as early as the winter break.”
At the end of the day, Depay wasn’t cheap. The Express say he cost then manager Louis van Gaal £26million, and you’d expect a much better return from a winger.
You may say that he hasn’t had the chance to prove his worth, but there is a reason that Depay has been missing out on so many match day squads recently. He obviously isn’t doing enough in training, and the likes of Jesse Lingard are clearly doing better.
In my opinion, if he’s sold in January then that’d be ideal for all involved. United will recoup a decent transfer fee from him hopefully, and the player will undoubtedly shine wherever he ends up.