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Manchester United misfit targeted by Premier League rivals with January loan bid

Everton are reportedly considering a January loan move for out-of-favour Manchester United winger Memphis Depay with Ronald Koeman keen to work with him.

The 22-year-old has struggled to impress Jose Mourinho so far this season, as he has made just six appearances in all competitions for the Red Devils.

That has resulted in his record for the club moving to just seven goals in 51 appearances in total since his move from PSV last year, and it hasn’t been enough to convince the club that he can deliver at Old Trafford just yet.

In turn, according to The Liverpool Echo, United are said to be willing to let him leave when the window opens for business in January and Koeman will be among the first to make an enquiry to take him to Goodison Park for the second half of the campaign.

As noted by the Echo, The Dutch tactician believes that he can unlock Depay’s potential, after he initially impressed with his stand-out performances for PSV which led to him being the top goalscorer in the Eredivisie the year prior to his move to Manchester.

However, the only issue that he may come across is that United might not be willing to allow the winger to move to another Premier League club, and so will look to assess offers from around Europe first.

According to the report, Roma are also said to be interested and so Koeman may be left disappointed if their proposal appeals to both United and Depay as it will likely get priority.

It would certainly make sense for United to avoid handing the Dutchman over to another Premier League outfit, as it obviously opens up the possibility of it coming back to directly haunt them in the coming months.

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