Manchester United need to improve their finishing says Memphis Depay
Memphis says United were wasteful in front of goal in the 0-0 draw against Newcastle United.
Manchester United’s €32-million summer signing Memphis Depay says that improvement in finishing would do the Red Devils a lot of good in the aftermath of a 0-0 draw against Newcastle on Saturday. Memphis Depay was speaking after Manchester United dropped their first points of the new Premier League season against Newcastle United at Old Trafford, ESPN reported.
The 21-year-old scored twice in the 3-1 win over Club Brugge in the midweek Champions League qualifier. Having shown good form in midweek, Memphis struggled to replicate the same kind of performance against the Magpies.
In the match against Newcastle, Manchester United were quite wasteful in front of goal. It was a match in which they had 20 attempts on goal out of which 8 were on target but due to Tim Krul’s heroic goalkeeping and some pretty wasteful finishing they could not convert any of those chances thus justifying Memphis’ words.
United’s summer recruit speaking after the disappointing draw, said: "Opponents are more organised here. The Premier League is stronger than in Holland, everybody knows that. I could have finished a couple of chances but I didn't and I have to work on that. It was frustrating.
“We started great and sharp and we created some chances but didn't finish them. The second half also we created some more chances but again we didn't finish it so that was the frustration. When you look back you have to say it was one of those days but we have to start finishing. But we have to look forward and train and be ready for Club Brugge on Wednesday."
Depay defended Wayne Rooney
With Wayne Rooney having not scored a goal for United this season and coming under some heavy criticism from fans and pundits alike, the former PSV player defended his teammate and captain saying that he has already learnt a lot from him. "Wayne Rooney helps me a lot. He has a lot of experience. He already knows everything about the football world so if I have any questions I can ask him."
With United looking to continue the good start, Memphis will be hoping that Manchester United’s finishing improves as the season progresses.