Manchester United forward Memphis Depay has insisted he is a team player following comments from Netherlands manager Danny Blind earlier this month.
Blind claimed at the start of November that Memphis “doesn’t always” act in the best interests of the team.
The youngster has struggled to find his form at Man United this season and he has been dropped to the substitute’s bench in recent weeks by Louis van Gaal.
Memphis believes his exclusion from first-team affairs is just due to a difficult patch of form rather than his team ethic.
“When I spoke to Danny Blind it was a very good conversation. I think I’m a team player and the other players in the team also think that,” Memphis said.
“I don’t think I’m in a difficult path of my career as the media are saying, I just think my form isn’t very good right now. I’m still working hard and just because I don’t show the exact form that I showed at the World Cup or last year, it doesn’t mean I don’t work hard. But right now I feel good again and other people don’t see what I’m doing in training so people think I’m not busy with football etc but that’s not true.”
Memphis has come under fire for his performances this season but it is important to remember that he is far from the finished product. He will need the support of the Old Trafford faithful if he is to fully realise his potential at United.