Speculation about Memphis Depay's future at Manchester United has been rife for some time now, with the Holland international having endured a tough first season at Old Trafford.
The winger netted seven times for the Red Devils last campaign - a season in which his compatriot Louis Van Gaal was sacked following their FA Cup triumph - before his future came under further doubt following the arrival of Jose Mourinho.
Shortly after his appointment, the Portuguese was quick to quash suggestions that the 22-year-old was for sale and insisted that Depay would play a key role for him at Old Trafford, after being impressed with the Dutchman during his time at PSV Eindhoven and during the 2014 World Cup.
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However, the arrival of Henrikh Mkhitaryan has done nothing to help Depay's chances, while The Telegraph has reported that Manchester United are looking to recoup the £26 million they paid to bring him in from across the north sea, although they are yet to receive any realistic offers.
Numerous media reports have questioned the young Holland international's behaviour and attitude, while, as reported by The Mirror, Mourinho recently said: "I see a good boy, a good kid, a good professional.
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“I don’t care what people think.
"You can see him driving a nice car and you think this guy is not thinking about football, but that is not the case."
Depay is not the only player where his reputation is seemingly going before him, while also struggling for form. Liverpool's Mario Balotelli is set to leave Anfield, after also enduring a tough spell at the club, since arriving for £16 million in 2014.
However, bizarrely, it seems Mourinho is keen to keep ahold of Depay, unlike Liverpool with Balotelli, although executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, is eagerly looking to slash the wage bill, with the Dutchman reportedly earning around £90,000-a-week.
But with just days until the window slams shut, and it seemingly unlikely that a last-minute sale will take place, it remains to be seen whether the winger will get the chance to prove himself, between now and January, in order to stop United from looking to cash in on the Dutchman, who has yet to deliver.
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