Manchester United’s Memphis Depay fails to impress against former club PSV Eindhoven

by Leo Nieboer

Memphis Depay was unable to deal any damage to his former club as Manchester United drew 0-0 against PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday night.

The Dutchman, who looked bereft of confidence, failed to unlock PSV’s defence prior to being substituted on the hour mark.

A look at his stats show the extent of his attacking ineptitude: 2 shots, 82% pass accuracy, 1 take on, 0 successful crosses.

It was certainly a night to forget for the 21-year-old; Man United fans would have been hopeful to see Memphis build on his encouraging performance against Watford last Saturday. But the Dutchman, deployed on the left hand side, was a blunt object throughout the contest – his substitution looked inevitable after another subpar display.

With such a huge price tag, supporters and pundits alike often forget that Memphis is only 21 and inexperienced at this level.

Coming to a club of United’s magnitude, immediately being expected to produce, can have a stifling impact on performances. And Memphis, who has seldom looked settled in a United shirt, is a prime example.

Supporters, who have already witnessed snippets of Memphis’ brilliance, will undoubtedly stick with the youngster as he looks to settle into life at Old Trafford, something many fail to ever do.

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