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Underwhelming Manchester United Winger May Leave Old Trafford [Report]

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 16: Memphis Depay of Manchester United takes the ball past Scott Sinclair of Aston Villa during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on April 16, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho’s rebuilding process is well under way at Old Trafford, with three signings – Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Eric Bailly – all confirmed to be joining Manchester United this summer.

However, with Mourinho being proactive early on in the transfer window and looking to build his United side, it’s believed some players will depart, with the 53-year-old expected to jettison several misfits through the Old Trafford exit door this summer.

One player who may be shown that very door is Memphis Depay, after a disappointing first season in England.

SWANSEA, WALES - AUGUST 30: Wayne Rooney of Manchester United looks dejected with Memphis Depay after the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester United at Liberty Stadium on August 30, 2015 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The Express reports that reigning Serie A champions Juventus would be willing to sign the Dutch international despite the player’s poor debut season in English football, as they look to strengthen their attacking options ahead of the new season.

The 22-year-old winger arrived at United last summer in a £25 million deal, having scored an impressive 28 goals in all competitions for PSV Eindhoven the season before.

The move saw Memphis link up with then United manager Louis van Gaal, who had given the youngster his international debut aged just 19.

EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 14: Manchester United Head Coach / Manager, Louis van Gaal and Memphis Depay speak to the media during the Manchester United press conference held at the Philips Stadion on September 14, 2015 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. PSV will paly Manchester United in their Group B match on 15th of September in Eindhoven. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

High expectations were placed on the youngster, with Depay being handed the iconic number 7 shirt, previously worn by club legends such as George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo.

However, the Dutchman failed to live up to the hype, managing a meagre seven goals in 47 appearances for the Red Devils, and failing to adapt to the cut and thrust of the Premier League.

With Memphis suffering a difficult first season in England, it remains to be seen whether new United manager Mourinho retains the 22-year-old or if he decides to cash in, especially with Juventus offering a potential escape route.

Steven Parkhill, Pundit Arena

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