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02nd Nov 2015

Dutch coach takes aim at Memphis Depay after leaving him out of squad

Oranje crush

Tom Victor

It seems as though Memphis Depay is being made a bit of a scapegoat for the Netherlands’ failure to qualify for Euro 2016.

The Oranje will take on Wales and Germany in friendlies later this month, and the Manchester United winger has been dropped from the squad.

Manager Danny Blind played down a supposed bust-up between Memphis and Robin van Persie, but has now come out firing at the winger’s supposed lack of teamwork.

As expected, Van Persie has also been omitted from the 26-man squad amid suggestions that his international career may be over.

Blind, father of Manchester United defender Daley, has been told he will be in charge for the upcoming World Cup qualifying campaign despite the country’s recent struggles.

Seven Premier League players are included, with Southampton the best-represented through Jordy Clasie, Virgil van Dijk and Maarten Stekelenburg.