Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp does not believe Memphis Depay has done anything since his arrival at Manchester United.
Memphis has only scored two goals in 19 Barclays Premier League appearances and failed to hold down a regular place on the Louis van Gaal‘s side in what has been a topsy-turvy first season at Manchester United.
The 21-year-old was also criticised for his performance during Man United’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge when he came off the bench late on as his misplaced pass started a move from which Chelsea scored the equaliser.
Speaking about Memphis to GiveMeSport, Redknapp reiterated his disappointment in the Dutch winger.
“This kid hasn’t done anything,” he said.
“He hasn’t proved anything yet and I’ve been disappointed with him. I thought about it on Sunday against Chelsea when he gave the ball away when they were in such a great position.
“They had an overload of players and they could have punished Chelsea. But he gave the ball away and his reaction when he lost the ball was poor. I wouldn’t think the manager was too happy with him.”
Let’s get this straight; Memphis was extremely stupid to give away possession at that stage in the game against Chelsea and should have known better but he wasn’t to blame for their equaliser. Lots happened following that pass which could also have been avoided.
As for Redknapp’s criticism, it’s extremely harsh and I think he’ll be eating his words next season when Memphis has fully settled and starts to fulfil the potential which earned him a move to United in the first place.
I’ve got every belief in Memphis and his ability but it’s just been a tough start for him at United. Like Luke Shaw did in his second season, I expect to see Memphis tearing it up next year and Redknapp to be eating plenty of humble pie.