Robben urges Memphis to stay; gives thoughts on Mahrez

Date published: Wednesday 4th May 2016 12:31

Arjen Robben: Gives vote of confidence to fellow Dutchman Memphis Depay

Arjen Robben: Gives vote of confidence to fellow Dutchman Memphis Depay

Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben believes Memphis Depay will shine at Manchester United despite a disappointing first season.

The pair are Netherlands international team-mates and have both played for PSV Eindhoven, with Depay having come through the youth system of the current Eredivisie champions.

The 32-year-old spent three years in the Premier League with Chelsea between 2004-2007 having also moved from the Netherlands, before moving to Real Madrid for a fee around €36million.

Depay did hint early in the season that Manchester United had not showed the same confidence in him as Danny Blind and the Dutch national team.

Robben believes that the adjustment to the Premier League is difficult, and that Memphis can not be written off after just one season.

“He’s a very talented player, but you can’t underestimate how big a step it is up to the Premier League, and especially to a big club like Man United.

“He’s still very young – you have to give him some time. The talent is there – he’s got everything that he needs to be a success in England!”

Robben also commented on a player who has somewhat surpassed expectations this season in Leicester City ace Riyad Mahrez.

“From what I’ve seen, and even more what I’ve heard, he looks very good – a very talented player,” Robben continued. ‘That’s maybe the only negative thing about it.

“Because they’re doing so well, other clubs will probably be hunting. He looks very good. But more as a team – the way they pay as a team is impressive!”

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