Mourinho opens up on his treatment of Depay

Date published: Thursday 22nd December 2016 9:16

Jose Mourinho has spoken of his regret at the lack of opportunities given to Manchester United’s fringe attacking players.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Mourinho said he had ‘bad feelings’ about the number of options at his disposal, and thus the lack of action for certain players.

Ashley Young has played only 235 Premier League minutes, with Depay managing less than 10% of that total. Both are likely to leave the club in January or next summer.

“I still have some bad feelings towards myself because I didn’t give a real chance to everyone, there are some positions in our squad where we have overbooked,” he said.

“The attacking wing positions we have not just a few wingers but also people who can play there.

“We can add Rashford and Rooney to players like Lingard, Mata, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Memphis Depay, Martial and Ashley Young.

“To be honest, people like Young and Depay, I didn’t really give them a run of matches to play, to prove.

“So I have this little bad feeling.”

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