Fenerbahce boss Dick Advocaat says Memphis Depay should leave Manchester United if first-team football continues to elude him.

Depay 22, has been left out of the squad for this game and the playing time he has been given this season by Mourinho has been very minimal. Depay was left out of the United squad to face Fenerbahce in tonight’s Europa League clash in Istanbul, prompting further speculation that he could be offloaded in January, with several clubs reportedly interested.

He signed for United last summer from PSV Eindhoven for £25 million. At the time, he was touted as one of Europe’s hottest young talents, and was also handed the iconic number 7 shirt at the club. Despite making 29 appearances in the 2015-16 premier league season, he was only able to manage two goals. The signing of Anthony Martial restricted his playing time, and he found it very difficult to adapt to the English game.

The Netherlands international has struggled to settle at Old Trafford since joining from PSV and has started just once under Jose Mourinho, in the 3-1 win over Northampton Town in the EFL Cup.

Depay was left out of the United squad to face Fenerbahce in Thursday’s Europa League clash in Istanbul, prompting further speculation that he could be offloaded in January, with several clubs reportedly interested.

Advocaat, who was PSV head coach in the 2012-13 campaign, believes his former charge must consider his future as he is “too good to sit on the bench”.

“The potential is there for him to be a good player,” he said. “You cannot lose that; he has the quality to be a top player.

Advocaat feels that a player of his talent should be playing regularly at this age, but admits that Mourinho’s hands are tied by the immense quality available at his disposal.

The Netherlands international has struggled to settle at Old Trafford since joining from PSV and has started just once under Jose Mourinho, in the 3-1 win over Northampton Town in the EFL Cup.

Advocaat, who was PSV head coach in the 2012-13 campaign, believes his former charge must consider his future as he is “too good to sit on the bench”.

“The potential is there for him to be a good player,” he said. “You cannot lose that, he has the quality to be a top player.