Memphis Depay did not make the Manchester United squad to face Fernerbahce in tonight’s Europa League and the Dutchman has been advised by his former manager Dick Advocaat to leave Old Trafford.
In December 2012 Advocaat handed Depay his full debut for PSV Eindhoven in a 3-1 Europa league victory away to Napoli and he feels that for Depay to get his career back on track he needs to change clubs.
Depay has made just one start this season which came in a victory at Northampton in the EFL cup where he played for 55 minutes. This season Depay has not started a premier league match and has struggled to play a major role in the team since the arrival of Jose Mourinho in the summer.
Advocaat who is now the coach of Fernerbahce believes that Depay has to leave United to boost his career.
He said “The potential is there for him to be a good player, you cannot lose that, he has the quality to be a top player. But the problem is for him is that there are so many quality players in that squad, so for himself it’s important to start playing regularly at the age he’s at.
“Otherwise, the way I think is that maybe he has to find another solution, because he’s too good to sit on the bench. I still believe in him. He has the right mentality and the right character to play for United, but there are so many options there. Regular playing time will help his progression.”