Manchester United: Jose Mourinho Outcast Calls For Starting Spot

Manchester United star Memphis Depay, right
Manchester United forward Memphis Depay (R) with club captain Wayne Rooney at Old Trafford, Manchester, October 2. Depay admits he is unhappy at sitting on the bench. Scott Heppell/AFP/Getty

Manchester United winger Memphis Depay has admitted he is frustrated at sitting on the Old Trafford substitutes' bench and may have to move on if he cannot make it into Jose Mourinho's team.

Depay, 22, signed for United under its previous manager Louis Van Gaal in May 2015, but has largely failed to produce the kind of form that had one of his PSV Eindhoven youth coaches predicting he would "come close" to reaching the level of Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Dutchman has made three appearances as a substitute in the English Premier League so far this season, and one as a replacement in the UEFA Europa League.

"A supporting role is not for me. I'm not a player who is happy with the fact that he is under contract with Manchester United. This is my dream club, but I want to play," Depay told Metro Nieuws in his native Netherlands.

"The training sessions are going well, I'm sharp and fit, but that applies to everyone. The level has become higher. Jose Mourinho is a top coach.

"Mourinho has expressed his confidence in me. Personally, but also in the press."

Depay will have to wait for his next chance to force his way into Mourinho's starting team. United plays Liverpool next on October 17, following the international break.