Memphis Depay admits he’s still adapting to the physical demands of the Premier League – but is confident of long-term success at Manchester United.
Depay joined Manchester United in a £25million deal from PSV Eindhoven in July, but has struggled to make an impact so far in the Premier League, with his better performances for the club coming in the Champions League.
United manager Louis van Gaal last month urged critics to give him time, saying: “I have to be patient for Memphis, and the fans do also.”
Speaking to De Telegraaf before Holland’s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier against Kazakhstan on Saturday, Depay said: “There are a lot of games in Manchester. There are very few rest days and on training days you are mainly concerned with recovering. It’s heavy, two games a week, always at a high level, and my body has to get used to that.”
Depay, however, is confident of long-term success at United and feels his career is on the right path.
“I’m trying in my career to take many steps. I think this was the right step, and I’m happy in Manchester. I’m still developing.”
One issue apparently causing Depay concern, though, is how his off-field fashion sense has amused sections of the Dutch media.
Depay reportedly refused to speak to journalists after training on Tuesday, telling them: “I don’t want to talk to you lot.”
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