Depay: Being on United bench ‘p*ssed me off’

Date published: Friday 27th May 2016 8:34

Memphis Depay has described how parts of his first season at Manchester United “p*ssed him off”.

Depay, signed from PSV Eindhoven in the summer of 2015, was touted as the answer to United’s lack of pace in attack, but wholly failed to impress.

Depay was left on the bench for most of the season, his form eclipsed by both Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.

But Depay says that he is not ready to give up on his Manchester United dream, and will work hard under Jose Mourinho to achieve his ambitions.

“It’s not been a bad year, but it’s not been a good year,” Depay told Unscriptd. “It’s been right there in the middle.

“I have more expectations from myself and the fans as well, that’s normal.

“It’s been new for me, this season, to play in the Premier League. The experience that I get this season is important, also the things I have to deal with.

“Sometimes I’ve made a mistake or I haven’t played good for a game and you get put on the bench. It’s new for me as well.

“Last season I was playing and I was scoring every game and this season it’s 50-50.

“I have some games on the bench for 90 minutes. That’s new and it’s hard. Of course it pisses you off, to be honest, sometimes.

“But you need to keep going and keep believing in yourself because you are the first person who must believe in yourself.

“No matter what, you have to always keep your chest out. Sometimes it’s hard, it’s really hard.

“But I’m still young, 22. If you believe in something that you can achieve, I think you will make it if you put everything into it.

“That’s my motto: dream, believe, achieve. I don’t want to give up on anything.”

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