Man United chief makes bold claim about Memphis Depay
Ed Woodward says Memphis Depay has been proving his worth to Manchester United in shirt sales this season
Ed Woodward has suggested that Memphis Depay has already repaid part of his hefty transfer fee in Manchester United replica shirt sales.
Depay has failed to produce consistent performances for Louis van Gaal’s men since joining the club from PSV Eindhoven during the summer transfer window.
The Netherlands winger was left on the bench for United’s 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League last weekend and has only scored one goal in eight top-flight games so far this season.
However, United chief executive feels that Depay has already gone some way to justifying his big-money move to Old Trafford by the shirt sales figures released by Kitbag.
Woodward is quoted as saying by Metro: “Kitbag recently released a ranking list of top selling shirts in July to September and the results are worth sharing.
“Memphis Depay is the new entrant in the ranks – the third highest selling shirt in the world after Messi and Ronaldo.
“Three out of the top 10 shirts are Manchester United players – Schweinsteiger and Rooney being the others.
“As we have previously stated, we believe the impact on player profiles around the world by joining Manchester United is very powerful – and the shirt figures are strong evidence of that.”
Depay has made a total of 14 appearances in all competitions for Van Gaal’s side so far this season.
The 21-year-old will be hoping to feature when the Red Devils take on Watford in the Premier League on 21 November after the international break.