FC Midtjylland’s Andre Romer has admitted that he was “close to crying” after being terrorised by Memphis Depay in the Europa League clash against Manchester United on Thursday.
Memphis was in imperious form at Old Trafford as he constantly made a mockery of Romer on the left hand side of the pitch.
The Dutchman forced Man United’s equaliser on the night, won a late penalty and scored in the dying moments of the match. Romer, who was eventually sent off after picking up a second yellow card, believes Memphis is the best player he has ever faced.
“I have never been this close to crying after a match. I am devastated, and it’s not going to be a good night of sleep,” Romer said.
“He is the best player I have ever faced. It is difficult to argue for anything else when he plays like this. He is the best. He can do anything. He will go inside, outside, turn me around and use his incredible pace to get past me.
“Obviously, I would have loved some more backup, but when I am the one being destroyed over and over, it is not fair to blame my teammates for anything.
“The second yellow card is a redundancy. Completely unnecessary. It will be a game I remember for a very long time.”
Memphis has struggled to make a real impact at United since his summer move from PSV Eindhoven but the performance against Midtjylland gave supporters hope that they will see the best of him soon.
It is clear for everyone to see that Memphis has talent, he just needs to show it on a more consistent basis.