Memphis Depay has admitted his departure from Manchester United has done well for his career.
The Dutch international was a summer arrival in 2015 when Louis Van Gaal was at the helm of the club. United splashed a whopping £28m for the player who was tipped to be a successor of Cristiano Ronaldo.
But the 24 year old spent a miserable 19 months at the Old Trafford racking up seven goals and six assists as he featured in 53 games. The arrival of Jose Mourinho at the club seemed to have dashed his hopes of establishing in Manchester.
Depay was sold to Lyon in 2017 for a fee of £21.7m and the player has rediscovered his form in France. The winger has netted 28 goals in 74 matches which speaks volumes.
Depay said, “Everybody knows the story of me and Manchester United was not successful.
“Everybody can see that and I can feel it myself. I can look back and say I didn’t want it to go like that – nobody did – but things happened.
“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
“You go through experiences in life on and off the pitch. When I came back today [to Manchester] I felt like a different person.
“I’m just happy that I’m the player I am today. I became a much better player. I can feel it in games and everyone can see it.
“For sure, the city is still red and we will try to get a good result against the Blues.”