Ex-Netherlands boss and current interim coach at Chelsea, Guus Hiddink, has urged Manchester United fans to have patience with under fire Dutch winger Memphis Depay.

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memphis man utd errThe 21-year-old has been widely criticised on several occasions by the media and fans after a number of poor performances since joining Manchester United from PSV in the summer. On Saturday Memphis was for the third time in the Premier League hooked off at half time after a fatal error led to one of Stoke City’s goals in a 2-0 defeat.

Ahead of Chelsea’s meeting with Manchester United on Monday, the Blues coach Guus Hiddink, who managed Memphis with the Dutch national team, has defended the winger and believes he needs time to find his feet.

Hiddink said, “He’s a very young guy,”

“When he was in Holland he was one of the star players at a very young age, because there is a lack of star players who are playing already many years in their league.

“So at a young age, he was bombarded as one of big talents. Of course, he has this talent, but he is also having to confront the demands of the Premier League, which are much higher in the intensity of the game during 90 minutes.

“That’s an experience that all players, not just him, have to overcome. I think they need time for that.

“Because, in principle he has this talent, but he is also giving interview saying ‘I have to get used to another way of playing, the intensity of the games every three days.’

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