Fenerbahce manager Dick Advocaat has urged Memphis Depay to leave Manchester United in order to save his career, according to the Mirror.
Advocaat knows the young forward well after giving Depay his full debut for PSV in a win away to Napoli back in December 2012.
Depay’s United career stalled after making a strong start following his move to the Red Devils from PSV last summer for £25 million (via Mirror). The Netherlands international lost his place in the starting line-up last season and has been hardly used by Jose Mourinho this term.
The former PSV man has stated just one game this season, in an EFL Cup win at Northampton.
Advocaat discussed Depay’s future during his pre-match press conferance ahead of Fenerbahce’s clash with Man United in the Europa League tonight.
“The potential is there for him to be a good player,” Advocaat was quoted as saying by the Mirror.
“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 [club], 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 [elsewhere] will help his progression.”
United recorded a comfortable 4-1 win over Fenerbahce in their previous clash and sit at the top of Group A with six points after three games.