Memphis Depay holds showdown talks with Van Gaal over Man United future

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Leaving so soon Memphis? The Dutch winger’s future looks uncertain with Manchester United. Depay has only been in Manchester for a year following a move at the beginning of the campaign from PSV Eindhoven for £25 million.

The winger reportedly held one-on-one talks with Louis van Gaal with regards to where his future lays. Depay has been in unacceptable form in the latter stages of this season and overall things have not quite ticked for the Dutchman. Depay received huge criticism from the United fans after yet another disappointing game against Norwich last weekend.

The statistics are not on his side. He either fails to start games as he played a mere 16 league games this campaign from a potential 36. He misses most of the important games as well and he too is not impressed with his lack of game-to time.

He was benched for crucial games against Crystal Palace and Leicester City.   Depay is simply not trusted to play which is understandable as he has performed underwhelming awful most of the time. In the few appearances he has made the 22-year-old Dutch winger has only found the back of the net twice.

Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata have kept Depay out of the side in recent months. You know it’s bad if a youth player is tasked to play ahead of you.  The Red Devils appear to have seen enough this season and have reportedly offered the winger to several Premier League clubs in an attempt to offload him just a year into his time at the club.
The fact that United are even willing to let him leave to a Premier league club shows they are not fearful of him ever getting better and coming back to haunt them.

The Red Devils have already began chasing for reinforcements as they pursue Riyad Mahrez to fill the void. United should be careful of letting Depay go before a certain replacement has arrived.  Can Depay prove he is deserving of a stay on the remaining 3 games of the campaign or is too little too late for the winger?