Jose Mourinho’s first transfer activity upon becoming the Manchester United manager will be to sell Memphis Depay, according to Spanish news outlet Fichajes.
According to the report, the Portuguese tactician isn’t pleased with Depay’s inconsistent displays and his decision making ability, and would prefer selling him immediately after taking charge at Old Trafford.
Depay joined Manchester United from PSV Eindhoven for a fee of £25m in 2015, and has struggled to get regular game time in the first team ever since, thanks to his inconsistent displays.
The 22-year-old winger himself believes that the club may have lost faith in him already.
In a recent interview, Memphis was quoted saying: “The national team boss [Danny Blind, father of United team-mate Daley Blind] gives me a lot of support. He has confidence in me. And that makes me really grateful towards him.”
However, when asked if he still feels the same support at United, Memphis said: “Only sometimes.”
With shortage of support from the club at present, and with speculation suggesting Mourinho isn’t favouring him as well, Memphis Depay’s future at the Theatre of Dreams could very well be under serious doubt.