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Memphis Depay faces being dropped for the trip to Everton

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Memphis Depay is facing the axe ahead of Manchester United's trip to Everton this weekend. 

According to the Sun, the Dutch forward could be dropped from the starting lineup having failed to live up to expectation since his £25 million move from PSV Eindhoven.

Having shone in the Champions League, the 21-year-old has struggled to get to grips with the domestic game and could be dropped to the bench for the Red Devils' trip to Goodison Park.

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Concerns over his attitude continue to grow after Ryan Giggs warned him about his off-field antics following the 3-0 defeat to Arsenal.

Now, a source has told the tabloid: "He has been acting really big time around the camp which is starting to annoy a number of people."

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It is believed Memphis will be replaced by Ashley Young, with Antonio Valencia moving to right-back and Matteo Darmian switching to the left side of the defence.

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A spell on the sidelines may be good for the Dutch international, who looks to be low on confidence following a string of poor performances.

His exploits with the Netherlands in midweek will have done him no favours and his display against the Gunners, where he was pulled off at half-time, was arguably his worst in a United shirt.

It is a new low for the self-proclaimed 'Dream Chaser' who was evidently far from the finished article when he made the switch from the Eredivisie.

His 22 goals helped PSV lift the title, but moving to the Premier League is a different kettle of fish, something many players arriving from Holland have found out in the past.

The moments of brilliance in the Champions League show he has the skill to make it at Old Trafford, however, it may take some time for him to adapt to the style of play in the English top flight and a spell out of the side could be exactly what he needs.

Will Memphis Depay go on to become an iconic number seven at Manchester United? Let us know your opinion by leaving a comment below! 

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