Queens Park Rangers midfielder Leroy Fer has backed Memphis Depay to succeed at Manchester United as he continues to struggle at Old Trafford.
Memphis joined Man United from PSV Eindhoven this summer but he has failed to replicate the form that once made him one of the most revered young talents in the world.
Memphis has been in and out of the starting XI in recent weeks and it is unclear how he will bounce back from the slump. Fer insisted that his Netherlands teammate will be “fine” if supporters are patient with him.
“Memphis has received a lot of criticism from the outside,” Fer said.
“He has suffered some ups and downs but believe me, its okay with him and he’ll be fine; at least I think so. I think it’s time he let his feet do all the talking.”
Patience wears thin at a club like United, where players are expected to hit the ground running and produce their best in every game.
Memphis is in a precarious situation – he undoubtedly needs time to develop his game but fans may turn against him if his poor performances continue. He has the talent to succeed but you get the sense that he needs to show some signs of progress in the second half of the campaign.