Patrick Kluivert has defended under-fire Manchester United winger Memphis Depay and backed his fellow Dutchman to come good for club and country.

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memphis man utd errThe 22-year-old winger has come under fire constantly since his move to the Premier League from PSV Eindhoven in the summer after a number of tepid performances, while his lavish lifestyle off the pitch has also raised eyebrows.

However, former Barcelona and Netherlands star Patrick Kluivert has called for patience with Memphis, who needs time to adapt to the Premier League.

Kluivert told FIFA, “Memphis is a player with huge quality and that’s not something you lose, even at times like these,”

“It’s simply a question of confidence and making the most of your opportunities. He needs time to adapt to a new city and playing style.

“It’s only his first year and I think he will end up being a success. He’s a great player and will be important to the Netherlands’ future.”

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