Manchester United £25m misfit doesn’t rule out January exit as Premier League rivals fuel speculation

Manchester United winger Memphis Depay has left the door open to an exit from Old Trafford with Everton continuing to be linked with a move.

The 22-year-old provided a timely reminder of his quality with a brace in the Netherlands’ 3-1 win over Luxembourg on Sunday, and will hope that sparks him into life at club level too.

Having made just seven appearances in all competitions so far this season with 126 minutes of play, it’s been a frustrating time for the Dutchman under boss Jose Mourinho and it doesn’t look particularly reassuring that he will get the chance for his club to prove his worth.

In turn, as reported by The Mirror, he has refused to rule out a move away from Manchester in January as it looks as though he may fail to live up to the £25m price-tag that he came with from PSV Eindhoven last year.

“I do not know, we’ll have to see,” he said of a possible move. “I focus on United, I do my very best to be able to get minutes.

“I’m going back to United with a good feeling, because I have got minutes here and we won. That is the most important thing.”

As noted in the same report, Everton boss Ronald Koeman has spoken about his compatriot and revealed that he would like to sign him.

The Toffees appeared to fuel the speculation after deciding to tweet about Depay’s goal against Luxembourg even though he’s not one of their players on international duty.

Admittedly, it was probably linked to the fact that goalkeeper Marten Stekelenburg was between the posts for Danny Blind’s men and so that’s why Everton were taking an interest in the game.

Nevertheless, to specifically mention Depay with rumours around, it has only led to further talk that they could be set to make a move for the United star in the near future.

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