Memphis Depay unhappy with lack of first-team action at Manchester United

Memphis Depay looks on during the FA Cup fifth-round match between Shrewsbury Town and Manchester United on February 22, 2016
© Getty Images
Manchester United winger Memphis Depay insists that he will not be happy with a bit-part role at the club this season.

Manchester United winger Memphis Depay has insisted that he will not be happy with a "supporting role" at the club.

The 22-year-old endured a disappointing debut campaign in English football last season and has so far found himself out of favour under new manager Jose Mourinho.

The Dutchman has been on the pitch for just 94 minutes in all competitions this term - only 12 of which have come in the Premier League - but he is eager to fight for his place in the side.

"The training sessions are going well, I'm sharp and fit. But that applies to everyone. The level has become higher. Jose Mourinho is a top coach. The feeling is different. Mourinho has expressed its confidence in me. Personally, but also in the press. I'd rather not talk about last season. That happened – about what I could have done better, it is clear – I should have played better," he told MetroNieuws.

"I am the same person and I know what I want. A supporting role is not for me. I'm not a player who is happy with the fact that he is under contract with Manchester United. This is my dream club, but I want to play.

"I feel like a loaded gun but I have to wait for my chance in the first team. I am at my dream club and I want to fight for my place. It is a man's sport, it's not as if I need to be comforted. I am still convinced of my abilities."

Memphis has made only one start in all competitions under Mourinho.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on August 19, 2016
Read Next:
Mourinho unhappy with refereeing decisions

1Manchester CityMan City76011871118
2Tottenham HotspurSpurs7520123917
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd7412138513
8Crystal Palace7322118311
9West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom72328719
12Leicester CityLeicester7223811-38
15Hull City7214714-77
17Swansea CitySwansea7115612-64
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham7115817-94
19Stoke CityStoke7034516-113