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Published: 12:35 | 31/5/16

Depay wants to prove his worth


Memphis Depay is hoping to prove his worth to Jose Mourinho during pre-season after a disappointing debut season at Manchester United.

Depay moved to Old Trafford in a £27.9million transfer from PSV Eindhoven last summer and despite a bright start to life in the Premier League, the 22-year-old struggled for consistency and came in for some stinging criticism.

He admits his confidence took a beating during the season, but he is determined to use it as motivation as he looks to impress the new manager.

"It's never nice to be criticised, but it is part of the game and I have to deal with it," Memphis told Fox Sports.

"The season did not go as planned and that hurt my confidence a bit. It's now up to me to deal with this situation and get back on track."

He went on: "I think every attacker is intuitive. You have to make decisions on when to go for an individual action. The old Memphis, who beat every opponent, will soon be back again.

"I did not play as many games as I hoped and I am obviously disappointed about that. I had different expectations. But I have to deal with that.

"It's now on to next season. I have to prove my worth during pre-season."

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