Many Manchester United fans have been disappointed by the form showed by £25 million man Memphis Depay this season, but the Dutch star will be among the first to admit that he has made mistakes since moving to Old Trafford.
Speaking to a Dutch news outlet, Depay confessed that things seemed easy at first but had a tough time adapting to the Premier League, losing his place on the starting lineup in the process.
“Of course it’s difficult when you’re on the bench, but it’s going better right now,” Depay said.
“I feel fit and I’m trying to show on the training ground that I’m doing my best to perform well. People are used to seeing me score and that will also come.
“If I get my chance to play, I will take it.”
Last season Depay led Eredivisie in scoring with PSV Eindhoven. The Red Devils ended up paying £25 million for Depay, who had also been a rising star for manager Louis van Gaal when they were both with the Dutch national team – bidding far more than rival Liverpool in the process.
Despite a solid game again Club Brugge in the Champions League play-off round, Depay has played his way off the starting team and has not lived up to expectations.
“I think lots of things changed. I’m in a new club right now, it’s a different level. Such things are playing a big role and you’re trying to find your way,” Depay said in regard to his poor form.
“It was a bit easy at the start but then I fell back and you could see it in the way I played.
“But you can assume that I’m busy with working on that and getting back to the top.”
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