Former Netherlands player Youri Mulder has put the boot into Memphis Depay, stating that the Dutch international has grown too big for his shoes following his transfer to Manchester United. Mulder reveals that his attitude resembles that of a star and this has not escaped the eyes of his United teammates, who are fed up of his antics.
Memphis cut a sorry figure in the Netherlands' 3-2 loss to the Czech Republic which knocked them out of contention for a spot in the 2016 European Championships in France. The former PSV Eindoven man was expected to fill in for the injured Arjen Robben but failed in his responsibilities and looked a far cry from the player who impressed in the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil.
The winger has scored three goals in the Champions League thus far, two against Club Brugge with the other coming in a loss against his former club PSV in the group stages. However, Mulder believes the quality of the opposition doesn't give him the right to preen to people around him, having managed only a single goal in the Premier League thus far.
"He played one good match for United, against Club Brugge [in the Champions League]," the former Twente man told NOS, as quoted by Goal. "In the Premier League he suffers, yet his attitude suggests that he is a big star. It seems that people at Manchester United are starting to get fed up with this."
Former striker Pierre van Hooijdonk has also lashed out at Memphis, stating that he has failed to heed the call of the hour for the Netherlands, when Robben was out of the side. Both players vehemently criticised Depay's attitude on the pitch, something which the youngster has to look at once he is back in the dressing room at United. The winger had also been embroiled in an on-the-pitch brawl with teammate Robin van Persie, confirmed by manager Danny Blind.
"The stats of Memphis do not weigh up against his attitude off the pitch. He hasn't been the player that Oranje needed, especially when Robben was unavailable," Hooijdonk added.