Memphis Depay’s struggles at Manchester United seem to have finally come to an end. After having made the move last season from Dutch club PSV Eindhoven, the 22-year old has had to endure a torrid time at Old Trafford. But it has now been reported that the Mancunians have accepted an offer from French side Olympique Lyon for the winger and his departure is imminent.
Depay was afforded plenty of opportunities throughout his debut campaign by former manager Louis Van Gaal, but the Dutch winger flattered to deceive. And his lack of consistency and the difficulties to get up to the levels expected at a big club like Manchester United have meant he has hardly featured for the Red Devils under Jose Mourinho this term.
But now, he seems to be on his way out as he looks to revive his faltering career with Lyon in the French Ligue 1. While there is no shortage of wide players for Mourinho at the moment, but with their involvement in as many as four competitions, we take a look at three players who United could bring in to replace Memphis, ahead of his impending exit:
The obvious way to go for Mourinho and United would be to recall their players on loan rather than investing heavily on a squad player in the January window. So, it will make perfect sense if United decide to bring back Andreas Pereira who is on loan with Spanish La Liga side Granada.
The versatile attacker hasn’t had the greatest time in Spain, having managed to score just one goal and assist one more throughout his 17 Liga appearances. But Pereira is someone who had impressed the manager in the pre-season and Mourinho has said previously that the Brazilian has a big future at Old Trafford.
With Ashley Young also linked with a move to China, it would only benefit United to recall Pereira and boost up the squad as they head into the business end of the season.