Dutch and Lyon forward Memphis Depay has revealed why he left Manchester United in the summer of 2015, per reports.
The silky forward arrived Manchester United in 2015 after a enjoying a barnstorming previous season with PSV that saw him win the top scorer award in the Dutch league. He attracted interest from several clubs including Arsenal but Luis Van Gaal was able to steal a march on all of his suitors.
He was handed the squad no7 Jersey as he was tipped to come good at the fortress of Old Trafford. Alas, his 19-months spell at the club was nothing short of unimpressive – in 53 appearances, he managed seven goals and provided six assist but Jose Mourinho sanctioned his sale.
Depay moved to Lyon in the January of 2017 and the star appear to have rediscovered the same form he had when he was lacing his boots for PSV Eindhoven, as he has scored 28-goals in 74 appearances.
Lyon play Manchester City in the Champions league, and ahead of the crunch tie, Depay has revealed to media men why he was forced to exit United.
“After one season, I couldn’t find myself in the team. I was still young, didn’t get a lot of opportunities, but I must say that the first season I didn’t put the quality on the table that I thought.” He said ahead of their trip to the Etihad.
With City hoping to start their Champions league account on a winning note, Depay has revealed they will give the Citizens a run for their money
“I believe for sure that the city is still Red and tomorrow I’ll be trying to get a good result against the Blues.” He added
Depay is valued at £40.50m according to transfermarkt and there is no telling if Mourinho wants him back at the theatre of dreams.