Michael Carrick tells Memphis: That’s your standard now

Manchester United veteran Michael Carrick was delighted for Memphis Depay after victory over Europa League opponents Midtjylland on Thursday night.

Memphis tormented Andre Romer down United’s left during the game, with the Midtjylland defender picking up a second yellow card for hauling back the Dutch attacker just before his 90th-minute strike.

“That’s the standard Memphis has set now,” Carrick said.

“We know the ability he’s got and we’re really pleased for him.”

“He’s been training well and he’s had his ups and his downs.”

“It’s not easy to come in as a young lad, with all the expectation and everything that comes with playing for this club, but hopefully this can kickstart him and give him a lot of confidence.

“I thought he was terrific all night and showed what he’s capable of, so now it’s up to him to do that consistently on a week-to-week basis and I’m sure he can do that.”

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