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Memphis Depay reveals bizarre Valentine's Day present for girlfriend

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How do men show their love to their partner on Valentine's Day?

Flowers? Chocolate? Take her out for a nice meal?

That is all far too mainstream for Manchester United’s Memphis Depay.

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He took to Instagram to show off his brand new bomber jacket with the face of his girlfriend emblazoned on the back. No, we’re not joking. See the post below if you don’t believe us.

The 22-year-old posted the picture alongside the caption: “Happy Valentine’s Day baby. I love you.”

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The jacket may well have been an apology present for his girlfriend after Depay was seen partying in his native Holland following United’s 2-1 defeat to lowly Sunderland on Saturday.

Depay was celebrating his 22nd birthday in Rotterdam and was filmed dancing to Drake after a ginormous birthday cake was brought into the room, alongside elaborate sparklers.

Loss to Sunderland

Earlier in the day, Depay had been brought on in the 62nd minute during the Sunderland match with the score level at 1-1. It was the perfect opportunity for the Dutchman to make a massive impact and turn the game in United’s favour and give them the three points they desperately needed in pursuit of a top four finish.

However, Depay did very little during his 30 minutes on the pitch and United ultimately left the Stadium of Light empty handed.

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While United fans were probably watching Match of the Day distraught that their side had been beaten, Depay didn’t appear to have a care in the world.

Supporters were obviously far from pleased with seeing one of their players having fun after such a disappointing result and took to Twitter to criticise Depay

It seems as though Depay is too busy concentrating on creating - and wearing - ridiculous jackets than he is on playing football.

Poor signing?

United brought the winger from PSV for £25 million in the summer but has struggled to earn himself a regular position in the starting 11 despite the Red Devils’ disappointing season.

He hasn’t started a match since Boxing Day and has only shown very few glimpses to suggest that he’s worth the massive amount that Louis van Gaal spent on him last summer.

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Depay scored an impressive 28 goals in 40 appearances for PSV last season but has only managed to score twice in his 19 league matches this campaign.

Doing strange things on Valentine's Day appears to be a very Dutch thing. Second division side RKC Waalwijk replaced young mascots with underwear models while Vitesse gave two fans the opportunity to watch their match whilst lying in a bed sprinkled with rose petals next to the pitch.

Whatever happened to the traditional Valentine's Day traditions of flowers and a romantic walk?

Will Memphis Depay prove to be a good signing for Manchester United? Let us know in the comments box below

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