Memphis Depay has admitted his first season at Manchester United “did not go as planned” – but he does not blame Louis van Gaal.
Much was expected of Memphis following his £25million move from PSV Eindhoven last summer, but the Netherlands international scored only two goals in 29 appearances in the Premier League in what was a largely disappointing season.
Memphis has admitting to losing confidence as a result of his first year at Old Trafford but has promised supporters they will see the best of him in 2016-17.
“It’s never nice to be criticised, but it’s part of the game and I have to deal with it,” Memphis told Fox Sports. “The season did not go as planned and that hurt my confidence a bit.
“I do not want to blame the manager for it. I played some good games and some bad matches. I do not want to blame anyone for it. I have not been in touch with Van Gaal yet. I might give him a call or send him a text.
“It’s now up to me to deal with this situation and get back on track. I think every attacker is intuitive. You have to make decisions on when to go for an individual action. The old Memphis, who beat every opponent, will soon be back again.
“I did not play as many games as I hoped and I am obviously disappointed about that. I had different expectations. But I have to deal with that.
“It’s now on to next season. I have to prove my worth during pre-season.”