Elia warned Depay against United move

Feyenoord winger and Netherlands international Eljero Elia admits that he warned Memphis Depay against making a move to Premier League outfit Manchester United.

The 22-year-old joined the Old Trafford based-outfit in 2015, after his exploits for PSV Eindhoven, which saw him finish as the league's top goalscorer, however, Elia says he warned the winger against the move – citing it as too big of a step too soon.

"I thought Memphis first had to make a stop, first choose a club like Tottenham Hotspur," he told Helden Magazine.

"United are so big, the pressure is so high.

"He had to immediately make an impact at such a club, while everyone would watch him.

"Memphis accepted my opinion, but said, ‘I’ll try to give my all and I’m confident that I can succeed there," he concluded.

Depay has since fallen out of favour at the club and has made a mere eight appearances in all competitions for United this season.