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Premier League playmaker offers support for Manchester United flop

Southampton midfielder Jordy Clasie has insisted that Manchester United‘s Memphis Depay will come good, and that he just needs more time to establish itself in the Premier league.

Netherlands international Depay moved to United from PSV Eindhoven in June 2015, with the Red Devils splashing out £31 million to sign the then-21-year-old [fee via BBC Sport], tying him down to a four-year deal.

Memphis arrived having just one the Dutch title with PSV, where he was also the side’s top scorer with 22 goals. At the time, Depay had 16 Netherlands caps and had emerged as a key man for the national side under Louis van Gaal.

However, the attacker has largely failed to impress at Old Trafford, and has struggled to even begin to justify his hefty transfer fee.

Heading into Sunday’s Manchester derby, the forward has scored just twice in the Premier League, contributing no assists, despite featuring in 23 matches.

Recently, the likes of academy products Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard have stolen the show for the Red Devils, reducing Memphis to something of a peripheral role.

However, his compatriot Clasie has insisted has insisted that the player will come good with time.

“He has to settle as well in this country, but give him more time, he will show his quality,” the Southampton player told the Mirror.

“My coach has also told me that most players who come from Holland need time.”

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