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Depay: Support role at United not for me!


Winger does not want to be backup at Old Trafford

Manchester United winger Memphis Depay has revealed he is not happy to stay at Old Trafford if it means he only has a support role at the club.

The 22-year-old moved to United last season, with Louis van Gaal building him up to be one of the best young talents in the world. Instead, he has been rather disappointing so far.

Depay fell out of favour last season and has made just three Premier League appearances under new United boss Jose Mourinho this season, all coming from the substitutes’ bench.

The Dutch forward is adamant he will not be content at Old Trafford while the situation continues.

“I am the same person and I know what I want,” Depay told Dutch newspaper Metro Nieuws. “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. This is my dream club, but I want to play.”

Despite his admiration for former United boss Van Gaal, Depay admits the club have made improvements under Mourinho, which is making it difficult for him to get into the team on matchdays.

“The training sessions are going well, I’m sharp and fit, but that applies to everyone,” said 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.”


By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10


By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10


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