Memphis Depay should stay at Manchester United this summer

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To say that the 2015/16 season was a disappointing one for Memphis Depay would be an understatement.

Much was made when Manchester United forked out £25 million for the Netherlands international - who has been branded as the 'next Ronaldo'.

The former PSV Eindhoven winger starred in their march to the league title, and was one of the most impressive youngsters at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.


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Following his arrival at Old Trafford, he was given the iconic number seven shirt and the stage was set for Memphis to take the Premier League by storm.

12 months on and it's safe to say things haven't gone to plan for the mercurial forward.

With just two goals in 29 league appearances, Memphis has failed to live up to the lofty expectations.

Apart from his dismal goal return, Memphis has been criticised of being a bit too selfish on the pitch. His pass percentage for last season was 80.8%, and he won only 0.3 duels per game.

Many reports have emerged of Manchester United officials wanting to cut their losses on the Netherlands player, but despite a tough start to life in England, Memphis still has a lot to offer.

Memphis was sensational for PSV Eindhoven in his final season, scoring 22 times at just 21 years of age, including seven direct free kicks. Memphis has shown flashes of real brilliance in the red of Manchester - most noticeably in Europe. 

One major reason why Manchester United should stick with Memphis is the arrival of Jose Mourinho as the new manager.

The 'Special One' is renowned for bringing the best out of his players and is well equipped to turn Memphis into the star he seemed destined to be.

Manchester United reportedly beat the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool for Memphis' signature last year and would be unwise to let him leave after just one poor campaign - as they did with club record signing Angel di Maria.

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