Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has insisted that Manchester United star Memphis Depay 'hasn't done anything'.
Speaking exclusively to GiveMeSport, Redknapp has admitted that he has been disappointed with the Dutchman since he arrived at Old Trafford from PSV last summer.
Depay has failed to hold down a regular place in the United team - he hasn't started a league game since Boxing Day - while he has flattered to deceive throughout the course of the campaign.
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Despite a couple of inspirational performances in the Champions League, Depay just hasn't been able to establish himself as a leading player for the Red Devils.
In fact, he was heavily criticised for his cameo appearance during United's 1-1 draw with Premier League champions Chelsea on Sunday.
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With United closing in on all three points, the Dutchman had the ball at his feet but failed to make a simple pass through to teammate Morgan Schneiderlin. Ultimately, it cost United; while Depay failed to race back to help the defence, Chelsea pressed forward and struck a late equaliser through enigmatic striker Diego Costa.
Redknapp has his say
Redknapp, then, has highlighted Depay's mistake at Stamford Bridge, insisting that Louis van Gaal wouldn't have been too happy with him.
BT Sport expert Harry Redknapp, who was speaking ahead of the return of the UEFA Europa League on BT Sport, has exclusively told GiveMeSport: "This kid hasn't done anything. He hasn't proved anything yet and I've been disappointed with him. I thought about it on Sunday against Chelsea when he gave the ball away when they were in such a great position.
"They had an overload of players and they could have punished Chelsea. But he gave the ball away and his reaction when he lost the ball was poor. I wouldn't think the manager was too happy with him."
After the fixture against the Blues, Depay found himself in United's Under-21 squad for their game against Norwich City on Monday evening.
The Dutchman impressed throughout proceedings - United's youngsters cruised to a 7-0 victory - but he has to do more to come to prominence in Manchester. With the Europa League on the horizon, Depay could be handed the chance to find some form.
Surely the competition represents the perfect tonic for Depay at this stage. There's no way Van Gaal will play his best side against the likes of FC Midtjylland, so United's underperforming players must look to shine.
By no means should Depay be written off just yet, but he has to start producing the goods sooner rather than later.
Manchester United fans: what does Depay need to do to prove himself at your club? Have your say below!
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