Memphis garnered a reputation as one of the finest young players in the world at PSV Eindhoven prior to his move to Man United in the summer.
However, he has suffered a mixed campaign at Old Trafford having often found himself on the substitute’s bench under Louis van Gaal. Speaking on ITV ahead of Netherland’s match against England, in which Memphis started, Rooney offered his assessment of his teammate.
“He will be pleased to start,” he said.
“He’s had a stop/start season for Manchester United. This is a chance to show the quality he’s got.”
Memphis put in a solid enough shift at Wembley as the Netherlands secured a 2-1 win over England in the friendly.
The Dutchman clearly has talent but the uncertainty surrounding his place in the starting XI has affected his confidence. Memphis will be afforded patience at Old Trafford but he will need to show what he can do next season.