Memphis: I’m working hard

Manchester United winger Memphis Depay insists that he is working hard to get back to his best form as he prepares for international duty with the Netherlands.

The 21-year-old has been struggling at Old Trafford lately, having scored just a single goal in his eight Premier League appearances, and started United's last three matches on the bench.

"Of course, it's difficult when you're on the bench but it's going better right now and it's also going better on the training pitch," he told NOS. "So, if I get my chance to play, I will take it.

"I think lots of things changed. I'm in a new club right now and it's a different level compared to the Dutch league. Such things are playing a big role when you're trying to find your way and it was a bit easy at the start but then I fell back and you could see it in the way I played.

"However, you can assume I'm busy with working on that and getting back to the top. I feel fit and I'm trying to show on the training ground that I'm doing my best to perform well."

The former PSV Eindhoven prodigy was called up by national team manager Danny Blind (father of club teammate Daley) for international friendly matches against Wales and Germany, on Friday and next Tuesday respectively.

"When I spoke to Danny Blind, it was a very good conversation," he added. "I think I'm a team player and the other players in the team also think that.

"I don't think I'm in a difficult path of my career as the media talk but I just think my form isn't very good right now.

"I'm still working hard and just because I don't show the exact form that I showed at the World Cup or last year, it doesn't mean I don't work hard."