Memphis Depay has insisted he is keen to find his form again following a disappointing debut season at Manchester United.
Memphis came to Man United from PSV Eindhoven last summer with a reputation as one of the finest young players in the world.
But things didn’t quite go to plan for the Dutchman during his first season, under Louis van Gaal. Memphis was often left on the bench and he admitted that his confidence took a knock as a result.
“It’s never nice to be criticised, but it’s part of the game and I have to deal with it. The season did not go as planned and that hurt my confidence a bit,” Memphis said.
“I do not want to blame the manager for it. I played some good games and some bad matches. I do not want to blame anyone for it. I have not been in touch with van Gaal yet. I might give him a call or send him a text.
“It’s now up to me to deal with this situation and get back on track. I think every attacker is intuitive. You have to make decisions on when to go for an individual action. The old Memphis, who beat every opponent, will soon be back again. I did not play as many games as I hoped and I am obviously disappointed about that. I had different expectations. But I have to deal with that.
“It’s now on to next season. I have to prove my worth during pre-season.”
The 22-year-old showed glimpses of his talent last season, particularly in Europe, but his lack of consistency was glaring.
Memphis is clearly an excellent prospect but he needs to work hard over the summer if he is to stand a chance of succeeding at United.