Memphis Depay debuts colourful boots in honour of mother against West Brom

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He wore a jacket emblazoned with his girlfriend’s face for Valentines Day, so perhaps we shouldn’t have expected Memphis Depay to be any less brazen with his Mother’s Day efforts.

The Dutchman wore an extremely colourful pair of boots during Manchester United’s game with West Brom and we can only presume his mum is a huge fan of flowers.

Because that was the pattern on Memphis’ boots, which he admitted were a tribute to his parent on Twitter.


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Before the game, the winger posted a picture of one of the Under Armour shoes, which you can check out below, on Twitter.

He added the caption: “New boots, and this pair is for you mom, happy Mother’s Day. Thank you.”

Check out Memphis' snazzy boots

How sweet. Most children treated their mum’s to flowers and chocolate, but Memphis took his appreciation to a whole new level.

Unfortunately, his mum only got to watch his son’s daring boots for 15 minutes, although at least he can guarantee they will be clean. The 22-year-old started the game on the bench and came on in the 75th minute.

United lost ground in top four race

Louis van Gaal introduced Memphis in the hope he would be a game-changer. His side trailed 1-0 thanks to Salomon Rondon’s strike but, down to 10 men when Juan Mata was sent off in the first half, the former PSV man was unable to rescue his team.

The loss means United failed to go level on points with fourth-placed Manchester City.

The Red Devils had got back into the top-four race after successive wins over Arsenal and Watford but they now face an uphill battle to finish in one of the four places that guarantee automatic qualification to the Champions League.

Manchester City have a game in hand, while West Ham, two points above United, have won each of their past three games.

Big week

So this represents a key week in United’s season and, quite possibly, their future.

The club travel to Anfield on Thursday for the first leg of their Europa League last 16 clash before hosting West Ham in the FA Cup quarter-final on Sunday.

It remains to be seen if Van Gaal is able to salvage his position as manager but victory in either tournament, preferably the Europa League, would definitely help.

However, if United finish outside the top four and Van Gaal doesn’t win a tournament, it’s impossible to see the Dutchman sticking around for next season.

What will boost his chances of staying is improved performances from Memphis. A £25 million signing from PSV in the summer, United fans came to expect a lot more from the winger.

But the fact that his boots and clothing is being discussed more than his performances proves this season has been one to forget.

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