Manchester United winger Memphis Depay is not happy with life on the bench in the Premier League and wants a bigger role in the team.
After a couple of impressive seasons in the Netherlands with PSV Eindhoven, Depay earned himself a move to Manchester United in the summer of 2015. He was initially a big part of former manager Louis van Gaal’s plans but fell out of favor towards the end of the Dutchman’s reign.
Under new manager Jose Mourinho, the Dutch international has only made three appearances off the bench in the league so far this season.
“I am the same person and I know what I want,” Depay told 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 is hoping to have a bigger impact on the team, and revealed that he feels that Mourinho has confidence in him.
“The training sessions are going well, I’m sharp and fit, but that applies to everyone,” Depay said. “The level has become higher. Jose Mourinho is a top coach.
“Mourinho has expressed his confidence in me. Personally, but also in the press.”
Depay is staying positive, and doesn’t feel like he needs any support of teammate and friend Paul Pogba.
“Paul and I have known each other for a while,” Depay said. “But it is a man’s sport, it’s not as if I need to be comforted. I am still convinced of my abilities.”