Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Depay Has a Swipe Back at Rooney after His Criticism

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Depay Has a Swipe Back at Rooney after His Criticism

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MEMPHIS Depay has replied to criticism of his attitude at United from his former captain Wayne Rooney.

Rooney had recalled a time where Depay ignored his advice, which prompted the striker to question whether it was worth helping the Dutch international again.

The incident came after thenmanager Louis van Gaal instructed Depay to play for United's reserve side, and Rooney tried to help his teammate before the game.

Rooney told The Times: "Memphis? He came on at Stoke away and messed up for their goal so Louis van Gaal made him play for the reserves the next day."

"I said, 'Look, it's a bit difficult [for you]. Just don't come in with all your fancy stuff.' And he turned up for the reserve game in his Rolls-Royce, wearing a leather jacket and a cowboy hat. And I just thought, 'What's the point? …

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