Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has admitted that Memphis Depay could stay at the club despite Everton interest.
The Netherlands international has been on the fringes ever since Mourinho was appointed the Red Devils manager in the summer.
The 22-year-old has made just four Premier League appearances this season and has been heavily linked with a move away from the Old Trafford club.
However, Mourinho has now stated that he doesn’t mind if Memphis Depay decided to stay put at the club.
“We have a lot of players in Memphis’ position. It is the one position where we are overbooked really,” United boss Mourinho said.
“We have [Jesse] Lingard, [Henrikh] Mkhitaryan, [Juan] Mata, [Marcus] Rashford, sometimes [Wayne] Rooney, Memphis. We have a lot of players there. So it is not easy for anyone of them to play.”
“I was informed by the club that there is a chance Memphis could leave. From a human point of view, I cannot stop him from leaving when he is not playing under me.”
“If he is staying, I would be more than happy because he is a fantastic guy and a very good player. I feel so sorry that I am not giving him opportunities to play. A player of his age needs to be playing matches.”
“If he stays with me, for sure, he will play some games because we have so many matches.”
“If he leaves, we wish him all the best for the future because he is a fantastic kid.”