English Premiership

Depay: I'll soon be back to my best

2016-06-01 09:42
Memphis Depay (Getty)

Cape Town - Manchester United winger Memphis Depay has promised fans they will see the best out of him next season, and says that he accepts the criticism he received this term.

The 22-year-old, who was signed from PSV in 2015, failed to impress at Old Trafford, scoring only two goals and providing a single assist in 29 league appearances.

Despite the temptation to blame the recently-sacked Louis van Gaal for not being given sufficient starts in the first team in order to find his feet in the Premier League, Depay chose to accept the majority of the blame.

"It's never nice to be criticised," the Netherlands international told Fox Sports. "But it's part of the game and I have to deal with it.

"The season did not go as planned and that hurt my confidence a bit. I do not want to blame the manager for it. I played some good games and some bad matches.

"I do not want to blame anyone for it. I have not been in touch with Van Gaal yet. I might give him a call or send him a text."

When discussing new Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho and reports that the former Chelsea boss may be looking to overhaul the squad when he arrives, Depay spoke confidently about his future.

"It's now up to me to deal with this situation and get back on track. I think every attacker is intuitive," he added.

"You have to make decisions on when to go for an individual action. The old Memphis, who beat every opponent, will soon be back again.

"I did not play as many games as I hoped and I am obviously disappointed about that. I had different expectations.

"But I have to deal with that. It's now on to next season. I have to prove my worth during pre-season."


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