Injury to Manchester United duo Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial have led to Memphis Depay being recalled to Louis van Gaal’s starting line-up, and the fans are well behind the Dutchman.
Memphis arrived at Old Trafford in the summer and everyone was expecting him to hit the ground running and be an instant star for the Red Devils, but instead he’s struggled to make a serious impact so far.
He recently lost his place in the side to youngster Jesse Lingard and his future at the club was already being questioned following a string of unspectacular performances.
But international break injuries to front men Rooney and Martial appear to have handed Depay a huge lifeline and a chance to prove to van Gaal, the United fans and the rest of the Premier League that he can be an important player for the club this season.
And the United fans have taken to Twitter to give Depay their backing after learning he’ll start for the Red Devils and Vicarage Road this afternoon…
— Siddharth Sahu (@sidssahu) November 21, 2015
— Isak (@IsakM01) November 21, 2015
Hope Memphis puts in a decent game today ..Big big test for him #MUFC
— SCHOLES (@iamscholes) November 21, 2015
Glad to see Memphis on the team sheet for a change ,hope he delivers #MUFC
— ross anderson (@anderson050192) November 21, 2015
Huge huge opportunity for Memphis to impress again. Play some decent football lad. #MUFC
— Shouvik Dey (@imShouvikD) November 21, 2015
Memphis up front! We right behind ya Depay #MUFC
— Wilfred Mulenga (@MulengaWilfred) November 21, 2015
Well Memphis this is your chance today.
Memphis it's time lets do this #MUFC
— bazz (@Bazzar86) November 21, 2015