The brightest part of Memphis Depay’s season has, unfortunately for Manchester United fans, been his footwear.
Earlier this month the Manchester United winger donned floral-style boots to show his appreciation for his mother.
And in the Netherlands’ game against France in Amsterdam on Friday, the theme could be superheroes.
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The 22-year-old is expected to wear Under Armour’s limited edition SpeedForm boots, which come with a Batman v Superman design.
The sportswear giants have released two sets of boots commemorating the upcoming film, titled ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’.
Both come with snazzy designs complete with messages in typical comic book-style font.
Could Memphis be hoping to develop superhero powers ahead of the game? He certainly needs them.
MEMPHIS HAS BEEN A DISAPPOINTMENT
Manchester United fans certainly expected a lot more from the winger when he signed from PSV Eindhoven in the summer.
But the Premier League is still yet to see why Louis van Gaal paid £25 million for him in June.
He has made only 14 league starts, scoring five times in all competitions.
Compare that to fellow summer-signing Anthony Martial, who has become something of a fan favourite after netting 12 goals for the Red Devils following his move from Monaco.
Gullit isn't happy with Memphis
Memphis has flaunted his flashy cars and clothing on social media, much to the displeasure of Dutch legend Ruud Gullit.
The former Chelsea man questioned Memphis’ motivation, suggesting he wants to become a “style icon”.
"What I see with Memphis is a boy who wants two things at the same time,” Gullit said, per the Mirror.
“He wants to become a really good footballer, but at the same time he wants to be a global superstar and a style icon.
"I think to myself, 'boy oh boy, do it in the right order. You have to perform, perform and perform again.'
"Once Memphis has won a lot of trophies then I don't care if he wants to be as crazy as Dennis Rodman - or even crazier.
"My question to him is: how do you want to be remembered in life? As an odd character with a hat and a Rolls Royce? Or as a footballer?"
The problem for Memphis isn’t his taste in fashion or cars, it’s the manner in which he flaunts his extravagant lifestyle off the pitch.
Manchester United fans wouldn’t mind seeing him wearing a jacket with his girlfriend’s face emblazoned on the back if he had scored a goal and assisted another in his most recent game.
But, unfortunately, he hasn’t produced the goods on the pitch and is quickly becoming a United flop.
Still, at least he’s doing it in style.