If rumours are to be believed, Memphis Depay was far from pleased after being told he wasn’t in Manchester United’s FA Cup final squad on Friday.
His absence wasn’t missed, of course, as the Red Devils beat Crystal Palace 2-1 at Wembley to claim their first piece of silverware since 2013.
The Dutchman’s future has now been thrown into doubt as a result, with the general consensus being that Depay should be sold this summer to recoup some of the £25 million spent on him.
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United certainly have a decision to make, but their 22-year-old winger appears to have made an effort to show he isn’t too disappointed by his FA Cup snub.
Depay posted a video on Twitter earlier today to discuss the final (see below and forward to 0:36).
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He said: “A few days ago, we won the final of the FA Cup.
"Of course, I was not involved in the squad but I am still happy we won the title. It’s still a title.”
The Netherlands international might be happy now, but he wasn’t at the time of being told he had missed the cut.
Reports suggest he not only threw his boots at a wall in United’s dressing room upon the announcement but refused to travel to London with his teammates on the Friday night.
Club legends Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes condemned his behaviour prior to the clash.
Speaking pitch-side as part of BT Sport’s live coverage, per the Independent, Ferdinand said: "You’d have thought he’d got on the bus to get here, just to have the experience to come here and see what it’s like.
“It’s a great occasion and to do it, so kind of raw, for the future it doesn’t seem great.
“It’s a squad, you’ve got to keep the squad happy and in tune because next season he’s going to want to be here and be part of it. This doesn’t send out a real positive message at all really.”
To which Scholes added: “I don’t think there’s any need to name a squad of 18 for a cup final.
"Anybody who’s in the dressing room should just come and, ok, you might have to be disappointed an hour-and-a-half before kick-off if you’re a sub and fair enough, but you still make it part of the day and part of the weekend.”
Depay could yet have a future at Old Trafford after manager Louis van Gaal was sacked on Monday morning.
Jose Mourinho is favourite to take over and could prise the best out of United's Dutch starlet.
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