Photo: Memphis Depay posts funny picture with Timothy Fosu-Mensah

by Leo Nieboer

Memphis Depay is striking up a good bond with Timothy Fosu-Mensah as shown by a photo posted by the former on Instagram.

The 22-year-old Dutch winger came to Old Trafford last summer after firing PSV to the Eredivisie title and starring for Holland at the World Cup, but struggled for long periods during his first season in England.

Fosu-Mensah, on the other hand, burst into the first-team in February 2016 after a string of injuries afflicted the Man United’s defence, and has proven to be a bold, stellar figure at the back.

Memphis snapped a photo of himself and and a sleeping Fosu-Mensah – his ‘new roomy’ – during the flight from Manchester to Shanghai.

The two Dutchmen will both go into next season with the feeling that they have a point to prove. Memphis, after a tumultuous campaign last time around, will be determined to do the No.7 shirt justice and produce moments of magic – seen only sporadically last season – on a regular basis.

Fosu-Mensah, so imposing and collected in his debut season at United, will be determined to continue his amazing rise in the first-team under Jose Mourinho. Sometimes youngsters emerge, show promise, and then descend into relative anonymity, but he has a chance during this tour to ensure that such a regression doesn’t happen to him.

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