Manchester United fans were encouraged by Memphis Depay’s display in the 1-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday.
Memphis has suffered a frustrating campaign for Man United having often been dropped to the substitute’s bench by Louis van Gaal.
The Dutchman had a quiet first half against Villa but he grew into the game as it went on and he looked dangerous in the latter stages. United fans had their say on Memphis’ performance:
Memphis needs time to prove his worth ,we shouldnt expect much when he is playing just once in 6 games #mufc
— Basit ???????? (@Holaitsbasit) April 16, 2016
Memphis has so much more inate talent than a Lingard. Consistency of defense contribution is what keeps him out of a van Gaal team
— No Question About That (@nqatpod) April 16, 2016
Enjoy watching Memphis running with the ball at pace. Hopefully next season he’ll get a longer period in the team. Don’t write him off.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) April 16, 2016
I think LVG must have said something positive to Memphis at half. Seems a different player this half !
— Malcolm (@MalcolmKobak) April 16, 2016
More like it today from Memphis
— DavyM ???????? (@davymack47) April 16, 2016
Improved 2nd half from Memphis. Overall, should be doing better but restrictive & rigid LvG style hasn't helped. Hopefully rectified next yr
— HM~257 (@hiza7) April 16, 2016
Memphis starting to look like a real United no. 7
— kamo. (@KAM0HELO) April 16, 2016
Memphis arrived at United in the summer with a reputation as one of the finest young talents in the world but he has so far failed to deliver at Old Trafford on a consistent basis.
When he has turned it on, Memphis has looked like an exciting and unpredictable player, but those moments have been few and far between over the course of the campaign.
You get the sense that patience may wear thin with the player if his poor form continues next season.