Memphis Depay return for emotional PSV return with Manchester United

by Sam Peoples

As much as Anthony Martial is one of the main talking points ahead of kick-off against PSV, there is one main star attraction who will be centre stage – Memphis Depay.

Returning back to the club he joined Man United from just a few months after he left, it will be an emotional night for Memphis and one he will be desperate to shine on.

His best game so far for United came in the UEFA Champions League qualifier against Club Brugge and he’ll be keen to replicate that sort of performance.

Ahead of kick-off, Memphis had a smile plastered on his face in training and the pre-match press conference. Who can blame him? He’s back at the club where it all started for him:


Memphis is coming into the game off the back of a poor showing against Liverpool but his response when asked how he felt about being substituted epitomised his attitude.

“I think my reaction was good,” he replied.

“I think about that and I will improve in training, that’s what I do always, keep my head up and work on it. I think I can do better in games.”


Memphis is a worker. The gym at PSV’s youth academy has all of his personal bests on the machines because he is the level PSV want their youngsters to aspire towards and that attitude should get him far at United.

Tuesday night will be full of emotion for Memphis but if he can channel that in the right direction, it could be an explosive night for him in all the right ways.

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