Manchester United spent a huge £25million to bring Memphis Depay to Old Trafford in the summer, with the 21-year old expected to come in and hit the ground running. Sadly, that hasn’t happened, but he has been working on his fitness off the pitch, as he admits a big weight gain.
“Since I joined Manchester United I’ve gained five kilos. And that’s not fat. Only muscle mass. It’s pretty bizarre.” Depay said. “When I stood on the scales first I thought, ‘OK, do you?’ My body is still developing. Now I’m a little heavier.”
Although his on-pitch performances have been quite sub-standard, its good to see that the young man is still working hard in the gym and bulking himself up.
When Louis van Gaal first arrived at Manchester United, he told Luke Shaw to work on his fitness and put on more muscle, so I wonder if the same thing has happened here with Memphis Depay.