Martin Keown impressed with Depay start and says he's a better option than Januzaj

Martin Keown was asked a question about the duo for his Tackle Keown column.

Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown has said he disagrees with fellow pundit Jamie Redknapp over Memphis Depay's place within Manchester United, with Redknapp suggesting that Adnan Januzaj would be a better option for Louis van Gaal's side. 

In his weekly #TackleKeown column for the Daily Mail, Keown said that he thinks the Dutchman is a real talent and he questions whether Januzaj will be a consistent performer with United, while being impressed with the start Memphis has made to life at Old Trafford.

He said: "Of course it’s still early days for Memphis but Januazaj has had time to make an impact and I feel sometimes he lacks direction and loses his way in a game.

"When he arrived we all thought he was the next Ryan Giggs but I don’t think he’s going to be that player. Yes he’s got a lot of talent but I don’t know if he’ll show consistency in his play week in week out.

"In a way that’s the challenge for both of these young players – to produce that quality over a lengthy period of time.

"But what Memphis has in his favour is that he was bought by this manager and will clearly be favoured. There’s no question that Van Gaal will be firmly in his camp."

Depay's talent was certainly on show on Tuesday night when Manchester United came from behind to take a 3-1 lead against Club Brugge in the first leg of their Champions League play-off, having managed to find the net on two occasions - with the second strike in particular catching everybody's eye. 

It's clear that Depay is going to be a regular player in the United side this season after making the switch from PSV Eindhoven, while Januzaj could be in and out of the side after comments the United boss made when sat next to him at a press conference previewing the Brugge clash suggesting the Belgian can be inconsistent because of his age, therefore may not feature as much.

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