Memphis Depay's father pleads for forgiveness from the Manchester United star

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Memphis Depay's estranged father has pleaded with the Manchester United player to put an end to the problems between the two.

The 21-year-old, who will not use his surname on his shirt due to the fallout with his father, claimed his dad walked out on him and his family 17-years ago.

However his father Dennis has now had his say on events that took place and has pleaded for his son to forgive him after all these years.


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As per the Mirror, who quote a story from today's paper edition of the Sun, Memphis' father says: "Saying that I didn’t see him after he was four is a lie. It is unbelievable, it is not nice. He is my son and I love him. I am the man who gave him his first ball.

“He was not abandoned by me. That is not true. I was always there for him. I saw him on YouTube talking about his dad, saying he didn’t want to put my name on his back. It made me feel terrible.

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“I would love to be back in touch with him. I miss him so much.”


Memphis has made an indifferent start to his life at Old Trafford, excelling in the two leg Champions League play-off tie with Club Brugge, but struggling to replicate that form in the Premier League. 

Despite picking up nine points in their first four the Red Devils have looked less than impressive so far this season. 

The attacking fluency that has been missing from their game will develop as he gets used to life with his new team-mates, but he has shown signs of the quality that encouraged United to bring him in from PSV.

The 21-year-old is enduring an even worse time away on international duty as Holland lost 1-0 to Iceland and face the prospect of missing out on qualification for Euro 2016.

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