Memphis Depay’s move from PSV Eindhoven to Manchester United in the summer of 2015 was met with a wave of anticipation. The Dutchman, fresh from helping his team win the Eredevisie title whilst scoring over 20 goals in the process was regarded as one of the top young talents on the continent, and expectations were high on the forward to take that form to Old Trafford with him.
Of course, over eighteen months later, Memphis is settling down to life at Ligue 1 side Lyon, having completed a move to the French side this month after failing to make an impression on current United boss Jose Mourinho. Memphis made one solitary start all season, in the EFL Cup, and was allowed to leave by the Portuguese, but the player doesn’t bear his former boss any ill will, according to comments made to Lyon’s in-house channel and reported by Sky Sports.
“His words were nice. In Manchester, I always worked as I had to. For me personally, it wasn’t all that easy, I needed to play. But we didn’t have a bad relationship,” Depay told OL TV.
“He’s a great coach and a great person. Now we’ll see here how I play. In any case, I think he has said good things about me.”