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Manchester United news: Memphis Depay should leave Old Trafford according to former coach

4.59K   //    03 Nov 2016, 21:43 IST
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Memphis Depay has failed to capture the imagination during his spell at Old Trafford

Former PSV manager, Dick Advocaat, believes that his former disciple, Memphis Depay, is wasting his potential by staying on with the Red Devils. The former PSV starlet joined Manchester United in 2015 under Louis van Gaal but hasn’t gone on to develop the way it was expected.

Indeed, ever since the self-proclaimed Special One has taken over the reins at Old Trafford, the once flying Dutchman has started only one game. And his former mentor, Dick Advocaat, believes that he is someone who is “too good to be on the bench,” since he has the potential to be a great player.

"The potential is there for him to be a good player," he said. "You cannot lose that, he has the quality to be a top player.”

The current Fenerbahce manager also realizes the problem that Depay is having to face at Manchester United given that they are so many good players in the team. However, he also stated that the forward needs to play as much as possible, given his age and must look towards another club if he can’t get it at Old Trafford.

"But the problem for him is that there are so many quality players in that squad, so for himself, it is important to start playing regularly at the age he is at.

"Otherwise, maybe he has to find another solution because he is too good to sit on the bench.”

Memphis Depay took the World Cup 2014 by storm with his introduction. His cameo appearances in the tournament set him up for a blistering 2014-15 season in the Eredivisie, scoring 22 goals in the league that season.

Louis van Gaal, then Manchester United manager, quickly signed up the talented forward and gave him a starting role right from the beginning. However, after a series of indifferent performances, it became clear that he had his work cut out in order to be able to shine in the Premier League.

Things have gotten far worse under the former Real Madrid manager, Jose Mourinho. With results not going their way, the former Inter manager has to put out his best XI in every game—and an out of form Depay just doesn’t cut it.


Jose Mourinho’s men sit at number 8 with only 15 points from the first 10 rounds of games They find themselves 8 points behind league leaders and arch-rivals, Manchester City, and have a lot of catching up to do if they are to win the league.

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