Manchester United fans pleased with Memphis Depay’s improvement against Bournemouth

by Sid Choudhary

Manchester United midfielder Memphis Depay showed signs of improvement during the Reds’ 2-1 loss away to Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday.

Memphis started the game on the left wing amidst a whole host of injuries that hit Louis van Gaal‘s squad. The Dutchman helped bring Man United back on level terms in the first half after good control and a shot forced a rebound from Artur Boruc. The ‘keeper parried to Marouane Fellaini who scored United’s only goal of the game.

Memphis couldn’t have the same impact in the second period, however, as he struggled to beat a man. His movement and work rate were both encouraging but it was a shame that he could not capitalise on a chance to show United fans exactly what he is all about. Nevertheless, supporters were buoyed by his display.

United have now failed to win any of their last five games and the pressure is firmly on van Gaal. His first purchase this summer was Memphis, who was expected to come into the team and hit the ground running given his glowing reputation. However, things haven’t gone to plan for the youngster who is clearly struggling in the Premier League.

Memphis will be hoping that the extensive injury list at Old Trafford will help him get chances in the first team but it is up to him to make the left wing spot his own. It is evident that the former PSV Eindhoven wide man has a lot to improve on before he is the finished article and United fans will be hoping that he realises his potential sooner rather than later.

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