The 21-year-old started the Premier League encounter away from home at Villa Park and played until the 82nd minute, when he was replaced by England international winger Ashley Young.
Former Arsenal striker Wright was following the game, and he was seemingly not impressed with the performance produced by Depay.
Alluding to the fact that Young’s impressive displays last season cost Angel di Maria a place in the United starting line-up and eventually saw him leave for Paris Saint-Germain this summer, Wright made the following post on Twitter:
If Memphis carries on like this Ashley will see him off as well !— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) August 14, 2015
Depay is a hugely talented player, but he has yet to take the Premier League by storm.
The former PSV star has created just one chance in two league games for United so far, having a pass accuracy of 83% and winning two out of three dribbles in the process.
Against Villa on Friday evening, the Netherlands international took seven shots, had a pass accuracy of 79%, created one chance and put in four crosses.