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Memphis Depay dropped to Man United's U21s for tonight's game against Norwich

It’s been a difficult 24 hours for the Dutch winger.

Memphis will be keen to prove his worth tonight.
Memphis will be keen to prove his worth tonight.
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MEMPHIS DEPAY HAS been picked for the Manchester United Under-21s after his catastrophic cameo against Chelsea on Sunday.

The Netherlands international replaced the impressive Jesse Lingard at Stamford Bridge and meekly surrendered possession during a swift break, with the Blues subsequently netting a 90th-minute equaliser from the resulting attack to steal a 1-1 draw.

Afterwards, Louis van Gaal vented his frustration at his team’s inability to see out the final minutes of the game.

Although he didn’t specifically mention Memphis in his post-match interview, the United manager all but criticised the Dutch winger for giving possession away.

Memphis was on the pitch for just three minutes yesterday, with many United fans turning on their £25 million signing on social media afterwards.

And he’s now been named named in the Under-21s side to face Norwich City, the 21-year-old making his first ever appearance at such a level.

The forward joins three fellow first-team stars in the selection, with Phil Jones making his comeback from an ankle injury against the Canaries, and Sergio Romero and Adnan Januzaj also picked to start.

Jones has not played for United since the first game of the season against Swansea City and will build up his fitness with Warren Joyce’s XI as one of the three over-age players allowed.

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