United winger Memphis Depay has hit back at comments made by Netherlands
manager Danny Blind that he isn’t a team player in a recent interview. However,
despite rejecting claims that he is selfish by Blind, he did acknowledge that
his current form isn’t good enough and that he would do all he can to replicate
his blistering form for PSV last season and to succeed in England.
Depay said in the interview with a Dutch
newspaper: “When I spoke to Danny Blind [after linking up with
Netherlands], it was a very good conversation. I think I’m a team player and
the other players in the team also think that.”
The 21-year-old inspired PSV to the Eredivisie title last season and was the
league’s top scorer with 22 goals but he has struggled to adapt to the Premier
League since joining Manchester United for £25 million during the summer and
has been the subject of intense criticism in recent weeks.
Netherlands boss Blind claimed last week that Depay “does not always
function for the team” but still included the forward in his squad for the
upcoming friendlies with Wales and Germany.
The Red Devils forward went on to say: “I don’t think I’m in a difficult path
of my career, as the media says. I just think my form isn’t very good right
now. But I’m still working hard and, just because I’m not displaying the same
form that I showed at the World Cup or last season, it doesn’t mean that I’m
not working hard. I feel good again right now and other people don’t see what
I’m doing in the training , so people think I’m not busy with
football. But that’s not true.“
Despite not being able to recapture the form
he displayed last season in PSV’s title winning campaign, there is little doubt
amongst the Manchester United faithful that the powerful forward has the
potential to succeed at Old Trafford and it is just a matter of time before he
gets it right. Still only 21-years-old, Depay has been hailed as the next big
thing in Dutch football and after his showings for his former club last season,
there can be no arguments regarding his ability.
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