Memphis kept his place on the left wing from the win against Southampton and broke the deadlock just seconds before half-time. After a beautiful ball from Daley Blind, Juan Mata squared to Memphis for a simple tap-in to give Man United the lead.
The Dutchman seemed to struggled for the majority of the first half, however, as he found it tough to get past his man or deliver decent set-pieces. After the goal, his performance improved and he became much more of a threat in the second half.
United supporters were happy to see Memphis get his first league goal:
what a pass by Blind. unreal. perfect set by Mata. clinical from Memphis. should be up by more than a goal.
— Charles (@TheBusbyBoys) September 26, 2015
Delighted Memphis got the goal. Thought he was taking a lot of unfair criticism lately. Always knew we'd have to be patient with him.
— TacheyDelBosque (@TacheyDelBosque) September 26, 2015
— Ed The Red (@EdBateman84) September 26, 2015
It will be a huge relief for Memphis to finally break his league drought and he will hope that he can continue his good form with some crucial games coming up. With Wolfsburg due at Old Trafford on Wednesday before a trip to the Emirates Stadium next week, the 21-year-old could be key to United’s chances.
Memphis will want to pick up where he left off in the Champions League, after an impressive display against PSV Eindhoven in United’s first game. Wolfsburg will provide a stern test, but an on-form Depay can massively improve the side’s chances.