Memphis Depay’s work ethic can help his Manchester United career to blossom

Memphis Depay’s work ethic can help his Manchester United career to blossom

Memphis Depay has all the talent needed to be one of the world’s best players in the future but as the likes of Ravel Morrison have shown us over the years, having the talent is only one piece of the puzzle.

A strong mental approach and keeping your head in the right place is just as important as talent and that’s an area where Memphis is years ahead of his peers.

At 21, Memphis has a mature head on his shoulders in that he knows exactly what he wants to achieve and is not afraid to work for it.

Having had a tough upbringing after his father left home when he was very young, Memphis has learned to fend for himself through his whole life and that is embodied in his work ethic.

A reflection of that is the fact PSV’s youth academy have left Memphis’ personal best scores on every machine. He has become the level to which youngsters are told to aim for and that’s indicative of just how hard he worked to be in the position he currently finds himself.

Depay left his mark on PSV through nothing but determination and desire. Now he has got to make sue he applies that same ethos at United in a superb message to United fans, he wanted them to remember the journey he has had up until this point in his career.

Memphis showed in the Eredivisie that he can score plenty of goals and he really looks like he belongs at United. He doesn’t come across as a player wrought by nerves but one who feels like he deserves the chance he has worked hard to get.

Cristiano Ronaldo comparisons are inevitable given their similar styles of play and powerful physique but if Depay can apply the same work ethic which made Ronaldo the world’s best player during his time at Old Trafford, then he’ll be able to continue following his dreams.

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