MANCHESTER UNITED want to ditch £25million Dutch flop Memphis Depay just a year after signing him.
Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal has sanctioned the summer departure of his 22-year-old countryman, having run out of patience with the winger who arrived with high expectations from PSV Eindhoven last summer.
The Sunday Mirror claims clubs in both England and on the continent have been sounded out to see if they fancy taking Depay at a knock-down price at the end of the season.
The forward, who was given the famous No 7 shirt once worn by George Best, Bryan Robson, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo, has scored just two Premier League goals after finishing as top scorer in the Eredivisie last season, finding the target 22 times as PSV won the title.
Depay signed a four-year contract with United but he has looked a shadow of the player Van Gaal took to the World Cup in Brazil when he was in charge of Holland in 2014, while his flashy lifestyle off the pitch has only added to his problems.
The Dutchman admitted in February he hadn’t set the world on fire at Old Trafford but insisted he would eventually find his form.
Depay said at the time: “I haven’t yet lived up to everything people expected of me.
“I will fight to show what I can do. I have a lot of expectations of myself, and it will come – confidence and experience will help.
“You have to learn from your mistakes and keep working hard to improve.”
While being far from his best this campaign, Depay has shown in glimpses what he’s capable of and we think United should persevere with him and give him another season before dumping him – provided he shows the right attitude off the pitch.
Whats do United fans think, does Depay deserve more time?