Manchester United fans have shared their thoughts on Memphis Depay‘s January transfer move to Lyon.
The Dutchman arrived at the club under Louis van Gaal with high expectations, but failed to live up to the expectations of fans at Old Trafford.
Taking his PSV Eindhoven showreel into consideration, it’s a shame that he hasn’t been able to establish himself in England as he’s a player with plenty of potential.
Here’s what fans on social media had to say about his transfer.
Memphis Depay. What a wasted talent at United he was. All the best. Now the number 7 is free…
— John (@jbabz84) January 18, 2017
Memphis Depay thought he was Ronaldo before he had even become Ashley Young.
— Simmo (@alex_simmo) January 18, 2017
Said to see Memphis go, great potential but a poor attitude cost him
— Man United (@mufc246) January 18, 2017
Having a buy-back option on Memphis Depay is a dope move. Like Madrid & Morata, if Memphis comes good, we'll bring him back! @ManUtd
— Ovie (@OvieO) January 18, 2017
Shame it couldn't work out for Memphis at Man United. Good lad, success in Lyon mate
— Omo Ologo (@matjerriee) January 18, 2017
Memphis showcased glimpses of his ability last season, particularly in Europe, but failed to cope with the intensity of football in the Premier League. It’s horses for courses with Memphis, he just wasn’t cut out for life at United.
The Dutchman was often criticised for some of his decisions since his arrival but it’s a shame to see him leave in a permanent deal because he had the potential to become a top player at United.
He didn’t receive the right opportunites to develop his talent at Old Trafford and hopes are he can get his career back on the right track during his time in France.