Manchester United winger Memphis Depay wears jacket emblazoned with his girlfriend's face

The glimpse into the winger's flamboyant lifestyle will fuel concerns about his stuttering Manchester United career 

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Most people give flowers or chocolates on Valentine's Day, but not Memphis Depay.

The flamboyant Manchester United winger celebrated the most romantic day of the year by wearing a bomber jacket emblazoned with the face of his girlfriend Lori Harvey.

The Netherlands international posted a picture of himself on Instagram in which he is seen wearing the jacket whilst standing with his partner. It was accompanied by the message: "Happy Valentine's Day baby. I love you."


The gesture will fuel concerns that Depay is not fully focused on his football. Since making a £25m move to Old Trafford from PV Eindhoven in the summer, the 22-year-old has shown only glimpses of his talent and now struggles to command a place in Louis van Gaal's side.

The regularity with which he appears in celebrity magazines and his at times bombastic attire have been cited as causes as to his poor form. Former Ajax and FC Twente coach Co Adriaanse once said Depay looked like a "Peruvian pan flute player" and that the youngster had not yet done enough in his career to justify such behaviour. 


Following Manchester United's defeat to Sunderland at the weekend, in which he came off the bench in the 62nd minute, Depay flew to Rotterdam to celebrate his birthday.