Memphis Depay has warned Manchester United that he is unhappy with his current role as a bit-part player at the club.
The Holland international claims the lack of regular action at Old Trafford has left him feeling like a ‘loaded gun’.
“I am the same person and I know what I want,” he was quoted by the Daily Mail.
“A supporting role is nothing for me. I’m not a player who is happy with the fact that he is at Manchester United. This is my dream club, but I want to play.
“It’s difficult. I’m ready to play but must wait for my chance. I feel like a loaded gun.
“That is why I am also so glad I’m with Holland. This is a new opportunity to show what I can do.”
He has started just one game under Mourinho, the EFL Cup win at Northampton last month when he was replaced 10 minutes after half-time.
His four other appearances have come as a substitute and the Dutchman is growing increasingly unhappy with his bit-part role at Old Trafford just 16 months after a £25million move from PSV Eindhoven.
Depay revealed that he has spoken to United team-mate Paul Pogba about his situation, adding: “Paul and I have known each other for a while.
“But it’s a man’s sport, it’s not like I need to be comforted. I’m still convinced of my qualities.”