Memphis Depay has come under heavy criticisms from former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp who labeled the Dutchman ‘lazy’ and a ‘liability’ to his Manchester United teammates.
The 22-year-old who is yet to justify his £25m price tag which the Red Devils paid PSV in the summer for his services was largely blamed for United’s 2-0 defeat against Liverpool in the Europa League round of 16 first leg match played yesterday.
Memphis gave away the penalty from which Daniel Sturridge scored from before Roberto Firmino sealed the win and Redknapp feels that the winger is hurting the team and advised manager Louis van Gaal to consider drop his countryman.
“Not only is Memphis Depay failing to do the business in the final third, he is becoming a liability around United’s penalty area,” he told the Daily Mail.
“The Dutchman’s lazy challenge gave Liverpool their opener, and his concentration was just as poor as when his shocking header back to David De Gea gifted Stoke a goal on Boxing Day.”
Liverpool travels to Old Trafford for the return leg next Thursday.