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One team are ready to offer Memphis Depay a way out of Man Utd

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Manchester United's struggles in the early months of Jose Mourinho's reign have thrown into question the futures of a number of players at Old Trafford.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan - unable to get into United's match-day squads despite his big money summer arrival - and Wayne Rooney - dropped to the bench after a poor start to the season - have joined long-term flops such as Marcus Rojo and Memphis Depay in seeing their futures discussed in public.

Mourinho, of course, is incredibly unlikely to sell Mkhitaryan or Rooney anytime soon. However, according to a report from The Mirror, there is one club willing to take Depay off his hands.

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Per The Mirror's Neil Moxley, Turkish side Galatasaray are plotting a move for the Dutch winger when the January transfer opens at the turn of the year.

Unfortunately for United, even though they may have found a club willing to sign Depay, they will have to brace themselves for a considerable loss on the 22-year-old they paid around £25 million for in 2015.

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That's because Galatasaray's opening offer is set to come in at around £15 million.

Indeed, again according to the Mirror, the United hierarchy are likely to reject such a low ball offer even though Depay has failed to impress for much of his career at Old Trafford so far.

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They could, though, be willing to send the youngster out on loan for the remainder of the 2015/16 season as, as things stand, he is way down the pecking order.

Although the United decision makers may not be keen to take a £10 million loss on Depay, his sale wouldn't exactly cause too much frustration amongst Red Devils supporters.

Despite arriving with a lofty reputation, the former PSV Eindhoven has failed to make the grade in the Premier League so far and stories about his lavish lifestyle away from the pitch have been the only reason he has made the headlines in recent months.

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Although Depay himself may be reluctant to accept his United career is over so soon after arriving at the club, the chance to play at Galatasaray could be appealing to the youngster.

That's because the Turkish club are currently managed by Jan Olde Riekerink, the former youth team manager at Ajax who came up against Depay during the Netherlands international's time in the PSV youth ranks.

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