Manchester United attacker Memphis Depay has stated that he is not content to sit on the bench at Old Trafford, amid rumblings that his future could be away from the Premier League club.

The Netherlands international moved to the English side to reunite with compatriot Louis van Gaal last summer, but had an underwhelming first 12 months in British football.

Depay’s fortunes have not changed since Jose Mourinho has become the club’s manager, with the versatile forward on the fringes of the starting XI under the Portuguese trainer.

The 22-year-old is yet to start a Premier League game this season and has only received 12 minutes of action in 2016-17 over the course of three brief substitute appearances.

Depay was linked with an Old Trafford exit over the course of the summer and his latest comments could well add to the speculation.

The Dutch winger has admitted that he is not happy to play a fringe role and needs to be playing regularly at United to be happy.

“I am the same person and I know what I want,” Depay told Dutch newspaper Metro Nieuws.

“A supporting role is not for me. I’m not a player who is happy with the fact that he is under contract with Manchester United. This is my dream club, but I want to play.”

Depay has the likes of Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial ahead of him in the pecking order at the Premier League club.


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