Thursday 14 December 2017

Manchester United misfit admits he is unhappy at Old Trafford

Manchester United's Memphis Depay. Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images via Reuters
Manchester United's Memphis Depay. Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images via Reuters
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Memphis Depay has given his biggest hint yet that he is unhappy at Manchester United and is considering his future at the club.

Depay joined United in a high profile move from PSV Eindhoven in the summer of 2015, with his lofty reputation earning him the right to wear the club’s iconic No.7 shirt that had previous been the property of United legends George Best, David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo and Eric Cantona.

Yet even after a change of manager last summer and the arrival of Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, Depay has struggled to make any kind of impact at United and now it seems his frustration is reaching breaking point.

“A supporting role is not for me. I'm not a player who is happy with the fact that he is under contract with Manchester United,” said Depay in an interview with Metro Nieuws.

“I feel like a loaded gun. I'm ready to play, but to wait for my chance. This is my dream club, but I want to play. This is a man's sport, it's not as if I need to be comforted. I am still convinced of my abilities.”

Depay went on to paint a positive picture of Mourinho’s revamped United set-up, even though he has yet to start a Premier League game this season.

“The training sessions are going well, I'm sharp and fit, but that applies to everyone,” added Depay. “The level has become higher. Jose Mourinho is a top coach.

“Mourinho has expressed his confidence in me. Personally, but also in the press, but I want to play. I am the same person I was when I went to United and I want to be on the pitch.”

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