Memphis Depay gave Jose Mourinho some food for thought on Sunday evening by scoring two goals in the Netherlands’ 3-1 win over Luxembourg on Sunday evening.
The Manchester United outcast started the match on the subs’ bench but was sent on at the start of the second half in place of Wesley Sneijder, with the scores level at 1-1.
Memphis put the visitors 2-1 ahead less than 15 minutes later, heading in a Daley Blind cross. He then ensured all three points went to the Oranje by scoring an 84th-minute free-kick.
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The 22-year-old, who United signed for around £25 million in the summer of 2015 before handing him the club’s iconic No. 7 shirt, has barely featured under Jose Mourinho this season.
He’s played a pitiful total of 24 minutes in the Premier League and was recently left out of United’s Europa League squad to face Fenerbahce because of his failure to impress in training.
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Dramatic fall from grace - but is there hope?
It’s been a dramatic fall from grace for a player who scored 22 league goals for PSV Eindhoven in the season before arriving at Old Trafford and was being compared to Cristiano Ronaldo.
Nevertheless, there are still managers at fairly big clubs who are keen to secure Memphis’s services.
Everton boss Ronald Koeman is reportedly one of them.
It’s understood that the Dutch coach wants to sign his compatriot on loan in January; a move that could benefit all parties.
Everton tweeted about Memphis on Sunday
And the Toffees increased speculation that the move will happen in the New Year but updating their fans on Twitter that Memphis had put the Netherlands 2-1 up against Luxembourg on Sunday evening.
Here’s the tweet…
And here’s how fans reacted to Everton’s tweet…
Memphis: I'm focused on United
After the match, Memphis was asked about his future. Despite the talk of a move to Goodison Park, it seems the Dutchman is still keen to prove himself at the Theatre of Dreams.
“I do not know, we’ll have to see," he was quoted as saying by Goal. “I focus on United, I do my very best to be able to get minutes.
“I’m going back to United with a good feeling, because I have got minutes here and we won. That is the most important thing.”
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