Memphis Depay going through tough time at Man United, admits manager

Danny Blind discusses Memphis Depay's disappointing first season at Manchester United

Memphis Depay is going through a difficult time at Manchester United, according to Netherlands manager Danny Blind.

The Dutch winger failed to impress during his first season at Old Trafford since sealing a big-money move to the club from PSV Eindhoven 12 months ago.

Depay only managed to score seven goals in 45 appearances in all competitions for United last season as he produced a string of inconsistent displays.

And Netherlands boss Blind concedes that the winger has been struggling in recent months.

Blind is quoted as saying by Metro: “He’s going through a tough phase. That is clear.

“It’s been a tough season for him, where he played less and less. That wasn’t good for his confidence and rhythm.”

Depay will be hoping that he will be able to find a new lease of life under new manager Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.

The Portuguese coach was appointed as the Red Devils’ new manager on a three-year contract last week as he bids to steer the club back to the top of English football.

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It remains to be seen whether Depay remains in his plans, however.

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