Memphis Depay produces utterly terrible cross against CSKA Moscow

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Memphis Depay's struggles at Manchester United continued on Tuesday night as he was, once again, left on the bench for the Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow.

The Dutchman has been a peripheral figure at Old Trafford since being dragged off at half-time in the 3-0 defeat to Arsenal.

And his performance in the 16 minutes he was afforded against the Russian side did little to suggest he deserves more game-time.


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The £25 million summer signing replaced Juan Mata after 74 minutes but did little to influence the outcome of the game. Although, the Dutch international was tackled in the build-up to Wayne Rooney's winning goal.

But what caught the eye at Old Trafford, and highlighted the problems he is currently experiencing, was his woeful cross while the score was locked at 0-0.

Memphis picked up the ball and tried to whip in a cross to the back-post, but only succeeded in ballooning the ball out of play, much to the despair of his teammates and fans. See the video below.



His struggles for United were epitomised by that moment and Manchester United fans were quick to take to Twitter and question exactly what has happened to their number seven.


Memphis now has an uphill battle to regain his starting role at United. 

He has seemingly fallen below academy graduate Jesse Lingard in the pecking order and may have to bide his time before a recall. 

But it is clear to see his manager still has complete faith he will produce for the Red Devils.

Will Memphis Depay live up to the pressure of Manchester United's number seven shirt? Have your say in the comments section below

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