Mourinho reveals Depay wants to leave United

published on 01.01.2017, 02:00

In recent weeks, there have been incidents involving Dutch winger Memphis Depay, where he has been photographed smoking shisha and partying hard just a day before a big game. This hasn't been ignored by the club, Jose Mourinho in specific, already knows the strategy that Memphis is taking. The whole intention of this is to leave the institution as soon as possible, but Mourinho thinks this is a lousy strategy. 

The boss said: "He was not playing last season. It was not that last season he was playing phenomenally and this season he is not playing at all. That's not the situation. I have to say that in the past couple of months my decisions in relation to Memphis were influenced by the feelings and information that he would like to leave in January and that we were going to have a real offer that we would be willing to accept. That obviously influences me.

"If I know, if I have the feeling that a player is leaving - if I have to give chances and develop other players - then I go to [Jesse] Lingard, [Henrikh] Mkhitaryan, [Anthony] Martial, the players I know 100 percent who are going to stay with us. It is a position where we have more options."

Photo credit: Memphis Depay