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Advocaat tells Depay to leave United to resurrect career

2016-11-03 20:32
Memphis Depay, Anthony Martial and Marouane Fellaini (Getty Images)

Manchester - Fenerbahce manager Dick Advocaat believes Manchester United's Memphis Depay may have to look for a new club.

United manager Jose Mourinho doesn't seem to rate the 22-year-old winger, as he is yet to start in the Premier League or Europa League this season.

Advocaat used to work with Depay at PSV and still has confidence in the Netherlands international's potential to become a top player, despite his struggles at Old Trafford.

"The potential is there for him to be a good player," Advocaat said in a press conference ahead of Fenerbahce's Europa League tie with United. 

"You cannot lose that, he has the quality to be a top player, but the problem for him is that there are so many quality players in that squad.

"So for himself it is important to start playing regularly at the age that he is at - otherwise the way, I think, is that maybe he has to find another solution [club] because he is too good to sit on the bench.

"I still believe in him, he has the right mentality, the right character to play for United, but there are so many options there. Regular playing time will help his progression."

There have been many reports suggesting that Depay's lifestyle is hampering his progress at Manchester United with Ryan Giggs reportedly having to advise the Netherlands international to tone down his flashy lifestyle.

The 22-year-old reportedly also infuriated then manger, Louis van Gaal by showing up for an U21 United game in a Rolls-Royce Phantom after already being warned about his off-field behaviour. He was then encouraged to focus more on his football career.

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