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£25m Man United recruit admits he’s been a failure, legend helping him

depay3Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern were interested by comments made by one of their expensive recruits, who’s performances this season have led to a lot of smashed glasses in anger in the bar this term.

The Daily Mail quotes Memphis Depay, who was signed in the summer for a fee of £25m, as stating he’s not been impressive during his first season in the Premier League.

Depay has struggled to perform in his inaugural season in England and has lost his first-team spot to academy prospect Jesse Lingard in recent months, with no sign of the 22-year-old Dutch international working his way back into the side on a permanent basis.

When asked if he had lived up to his expectations at Manchester United, Depay admitted he had a lot of work to do.

‘No. Not yet. I know that. I will continue to fight for it. I have a lot of expectations on myself. That’s important. The club is busy and I am busy to improve it. I don’t want to put a date on it or say when [I will meet expectations] but it will come. Confidence will help and experience. You learn from your mistakes.’

Interestingly, Depay admitted that assistant manager Ryan Giggs, a legendary winger during his playing time at Manchester United, had been paying special interest in his development and the former Welsh international was helping him.

‘Ryan Giggs is a legend. He talks a lot with me. He gives me advice. ‘He experienced everything already so he can help me with those kind of things. I don’t want to go into details but he works a lot with me.’

Our landlord still sees a lot of potential in Depay, despite his struggles this season, and he feels long-term guidance from Giggs will help the youngster become a superstar.

United fans, do you believe Depay can still be a success at Manchester United? Let us know in the comments below!

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