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Official: Manchester United confirm sale of Memphis Depay

Manchester United have confirmed Memphis Depay has completed his move to Ligue 1 side Lyon this afternoon, with his former manager Jose Mourinho paying tribute to the former PSV Eindhoven winger.

“The guy is a fantastic professional, he’s a kid that respected everyone and worked hard to have more chances, a kid that was frustrated because he was not having that. I only have good things to say about him, and I think this is much more important.

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“If I can find a little reason, it’s to say that he is a player from one position – the only position – where we have overbooking. He is a winger, and wingers is what we have more [of]. It’s the position where it’s more difficult to have chances, where it’s more difficult to be the next choice, because we never have problems in this position. We have [Jesse] Lingard, we have [Juan] Mata, we have [Henrikh] Mkhitaryan, we have [Anthony] Martial, we have Ashley Young, we have Marcus Rashford. It’s a position where we have maybe six possibilities, even [Wayne] Rooney played a few times from the left.

Memphis joined the club during Louis van Gaal’s time in charge but failed to nail down a regular place in the first team. After Mourinho’s arrival, the Dutchman’s game time was drastically reduced with his only start coming in the EFL Cup third round against Northampton Town.


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By Kevin T

Kevin Thatcher is a freelance journalist who's work has featured in various national and international publications, including Mail Online & The Mirror. Kevin has been a Manchester United season ticket holder in South Stand for many years, and writes for RedMancunian to combine both his love for writing, and club.

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