Memphis Depay was furious after Crystal Palace and Leicester City games

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Manchester United midfielder Memphis Depay was furious at being dropped for the club's Premier League games against Crystal Palace and Leicester City. 

This has been reported by The Sun, who also claim that the talented Dutchman has held fresh talks over his future at Old Trafford. 

Memphis, 22, has endured a torrid debut season on English soil - he has scored just two league goals in 28 appearances this term - and his performances haven't exactly picked up recently. 


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According to The Sun, he was upset after the Palace and Leicester fixtures and met with United boss Louis van Gaal. 

The former PSV man forced his way into the side for the club's 1-0 victory over Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday but failed to impress. 

Tricky time 

The youngster struggled to stamp his mark on proceedings and didn't get into the game against the Canaries. 

Unsurprisingly, his long-term future in Manchester has been the subject of much debate and it's far from certain as to whether he will remain at the club ahead of the 2016/17 campaign. 

Robben backing 

It's easy to forget that the versatile midfielder is still learning his trade and he has recently been backed by his compatriot Arjen Robben. 

The Bayern Munich winger insisted that the 'talent is there', but he needs time to get used to the Premier League. 

As per the Daily Mail, the Dutchman told Match of the Day magazine: "He's a very talented player, but you can't underestimate how big a step it is up to the Premier League, and especially to a big club like Man United.

"He's still very young – you have to give him some time. The talent is there – he's got everything that he needs to be a success in England!"

A huge end to the season 

It's far from certain as to whether Depay will have a key role to play as the season approaches its end, but there should be no underestimating just how important the next three fixtures are for the Red Devils. 

Three victories will not only see the club qualify for next season's Champions League competition, but it will secure them their first major trophy in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era. 

An important goal or two for Depay over the coming weeks would well and truly kick-start his career at the Theatre of Dreams. All is not lost, but something needs to change.

Manchester United fans: do you expect Depay to stay at your club? Have your say below!  

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