Everton tweeted about Manchester United midfielder Memphis Depay's match-winning display for Holland against Luxembourg, after admitting they are trying to sign the 22-year-old star. Depay scored a brace and impressed for Holland as they won their World Cup Qualifying match 3-1.
But Depay has flattered to deceive since his big-money switch from PSV Eindhoven in 2015 and after falling down the pecking order at Old Trafford, he has been strongly linked with a move to the Goodison Park club.
Depay has played just 20 minutes of Premier League football in four substitute appearances for United this season and Everton's tweet about his performance against Luxembourg has served to intensify speculation he could be on the move in January. The tweet also referenced Yannick Bolasie's performance while on international duty with the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The Premier League club tweeted: "Half time in Guinea and the hosts lead @YannickBolasie's DR Congo 1-0. Elsewhere, Memphis Depay has put @OnsOranje ahead v Luxembourg. (sic)"
Meanwhile, Depay – who headed the Dutch in front early in the second half and then secured their victory with a free-kick six minutes from time – has refused to rule out a move away from United. Asked about the possibility of leaving Old Trafford, the United winger said, according to Sky Sports: "I do not know, we'll have to see. I focus on United, I do my very best to be able to get minutes."
Everton boss Ronald Koeman has also been candid about his desire to sign Depay, whose long-term prospects at Old Trafford appear to be bleak. "I would like to have him," he explained to Fox Sports Netherlands. "I think he is an interesting player. He has great individual qualities. He just needs to play games."