Memphis Depay only behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in best-selling player shirts table

by Harry Robinson

Manchester United forward Memphis Depay is only behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of replica player shirts sold, according to Sky Sports and Kitbag.

Memphis featured in third in the overall list, one place above Man United teammate Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Wayne Rooney also features in sixth place. United have more players than any other club in the top ten shirt names sold on kitbag.

Memphis arrived at Old Trafford early this summer, having agreed a deal in May. Although he has come under some criticism this term, the young Dutch international has the raw talent that gets fans off their seats when he gets the ball. At just 21, a lack of polish should be expected and Memphis will improve under Louis van Gaal‘s management as well as learning from one of the truly great United wingers in Ryan Giggs.

Meanwhile, Schweinsteiger also joined United this summer and has wasted no time in making an impact at Old Trafford.

Rooney’s fortunes have been less impressive, scoring just once in the Premier League this season and looking worse than previous campaigns in all departments. However, shirt sales still continue for the United and England captain, with Eden Hazard beating him to fifth in the list.

The data is from July 1st to September 30th 2015, and only Ronaldo, Messi and the latter’s teammate Neymar appear in the top ten as players outside the Barclay’s Premier League. The inclusion of three United players shows the domination of United in the global market.

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