United number 7, Memphis Depay, believes he is on the right track after his highly applauded performance in the 2nd leg Europa League tie against Midtjylland.
The winger, who signed from PSV Eindhoven in the summer, scored United’s 5th goal and won a penalty which was converted by Herrera in their most recent game, against Midtjylland.
However, we have seen brilliance from him already this season when he scored two goals against FC Brugge in the Champions League qualifying round. Since then he has failed to live up to his price tag only scoring a handful of goals and struggling to maintain a spot in the starting eleven.
However, Memphis has shown steady progress in his last two games for United. Against Shrewsbury Town he struggled in the first half but in the second half he was much more focused. His take-on’s were more successful with shots that we’re actually on target. And he also linked up well with players around him with some neat one touch passing. You could see he was growing into the game and finding some rhythm.
The positive second half performance against Shrewsbury Town clearly restored some self-confidence and self-belief as he gave a man of the match worthy performance in the following game (and United’s most recent game) against Midtjylland. He oozed confidence as he ran at defenders, beat them, played in some decent crosses, hit shots that were on target and we even saw flashes of skill. The goal he scored at the end of the game capped off a fine performance.
Memphis recently spoke with Fox Sports and had this to say:
I am very happy with my goal and I am on the right track. I am still working very hard to improve each day.
This is a great feeling. We had to make amends for last week’s defeat.
We knew what we had to do and it is always a good feeling to be able to look at the scoreboard at the end and see we set the record straight.
I think that we were clearly enjoying ourselves on the pitch. We all worked hard for each other and that is the most important thing for me then we can also shine individually.
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