Memphis Depay will welcome the international break and a chance to play for his national team in their upcoming friendlies against France and England. The Netherlands international has fallen out-of-favour under Louis van Gaal at Manchester United and believes Danny Blind, who is the Dutch national team coach gives him more confidence than what he received from coaches at the Old Trafford club.
The 22-year-old attacker, who joined from PSV Eindhoven in the summer, has failed to meet expectations and has struggled to adapt to the Premier League managing just two goals in 23 league appearances. He has also come under criticism for a number of high profile mistakes that led to the team's downfall and this has cost him his place in the team, as he has not featured since conceding the penalty during their 2-0 loss to Liverpool in the first-leg of the Europa League last-16 tie, which they eventually lost 3-1 on aggregate.
Memphis, however, has made it clear that he does not want to leave United despite being overlooked by the manager for the recent clashes against Liverpool in the second leg and their derby win over neighbours Manchester City. He has admitted that he is talking to people within the club regarding his lack of confidence, which includes the former Bayern Munich and Barcelona manager.
"The coach [Blind] gives me a lot of confidence and I'm very grateful for that. That's important for young boys. The coach knows my qualities and know that I can come in handy at any World Cup," he told Dutch publication De Telegraaf. (Via Daily Mail)
"Sometimes. There are people inside the club with whom I talk about this. Also with the coach [Louis van Gaal]. Furthermore, I do not want to leave."
"My focus now lies with the Dutch team. Two good games coming and I am really happy that I can be in there," the former PSV star added.