Memphis Depay Admits He’s Got to Prove Himself at MUFC


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Manchester United Manager at the time Louis van Gaal dropped his fellow countryman, Winger Memphis Depay the night before the FA Cup Final in London at the national stadium. This decision had a two fold result. On one hand, it was a last laugh for LVG, on a player that he often bench. Secondly, it might have served as a wake up call for Depay.

The leading scorer in the Dutch Eredivisie, Depay came to United with big expectations on a big money contract a year ago. He didn’t come remotely close to living up to the hype. He now recalls his first season at Old Trafford; in a slightly more rose colored manner than most people would describe it.

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“It’s not been a bad year, but it’s not been a good year,” Depay told Unscriptd: “It’s been right there in the middle. I have more expectations from myself and the fans as well, that’s normal.”

“It’s been new for me, this season, to play in the Premier League. The experience that I get this season is important, also the things I have to deal with.”

Depay said earlier this week that he knows he must prove himself again under the new manager Jose Mourinho. However, he also said that he believes his place in the side is secure. 

One of the biggest flops of the season, if not the biggest flop, Depay was named to several publications worst XI teams.  He didn’t score much, and when he did it wasn’t often in the Premier League. An overwhelming majority of Memphis Depay goals came against much lesser opponents in other competitions.


“Sometimes I’ve made a mistake or I haven’t played good for a game and you get put on the bench. It’s new for me as well,” he said.

“Last season [with PSV] I was playing and I was scoring every game and this season it’s 50-50. I have some games on the bench for 90 minutes. That’s new and it’s hard. Of course it [upset me] to be honest, sometimes.

“But you need to keep going and keep believing in yourself because you are the first person who must believe in yourself. No matter what, you have to always keep your chest out. Sometimes it’s hard, it’s really hard.”


“But I’m still young, 22. If you believe in something that you can achieve, I think you will make it if you put everything into it. That’s my motto: dream, believe, achieve. I don’t want to give up on anything.”

 Paul M. Banks runs The Sports, partnered with FOX Sports Engage Network. and News Now. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, currently contributes regularly to the Chicago Tribune’s RedEye publication and Bold Global.

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  1. let play a good performance because goal scoring will be online and we should let rvp play for the of the match

  2. We Want Van Gaal To Stay On One Occassion That He Will Grant Player Freedom Of Play Like In These Two Previous Games That Is Derby An Stoke That At Onetime He Will Play 4-4-2

  3. We Are Really Happy With Van Gaal Ever Since He Granted Players To Play Rotating Role But Please Mr Luis Van Gaal Give Adnan Januzaj And Pereira A Chance Play These Two Are Good Rather than Signing Flops They Can Prove Themselves

  4. Please Mr Van Gaal Give Adnan Januzaj, Varela, Memphis And Pereira A Chance To Play They Are Good Enough Than Signing New Players In The Same Role They Can Play

  5. Dappay is a good prayer ,but where is he?

  6. moses ainomugisha says

    allow ashley to play via left wing not as adefender.

  7. please van gaal allow januzaj


    Please mr van gaal allowed antonio vallencia and ashley young to play their position not defence line again,they can bring you a good result.Darmian and Jackson can play the side defence line.herrera,mata,and fellani is ok in the midfield.

  9. mr van gaal, i realy like martial playing as a striker not as winger

  10. i really like Rooney as a striker and martial as a winger

  11. Mr van gaal i wash you should give dibay agood time he can do very good in the comeing years

  12. Van Gaal my main man,

  13. we can give van gaal new role @ united and appoint mourinho

  14. prince adebayo says

    Glory glory man united!Go win trophy and bring it to theatre of dream

  15. The new one give memphis peirera and janujaj chance to prove their self

  16. peter Timothy says

    please give de pay chance to prove him self,I can see a great future in him,don’t repeat the mistake we did in past years by given pogba out for free, but now chasing him
    with a lot of millions.depay is a future star time is what he need, Mr coach please give him time.

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