Manchester United announced the sacking of Louis van Gaal just 48 hours after the Dutchman delivered the club an FA Cup title for the first time in twelve years. Now, the hunt for a new manager is on, and one man doesn’t really seem upset by Van Gaal’s exit.
In an interview, Memphis Depay said that Van Gaal’s exit does not affect him personally, and the board is happy with him – so he doesn’t really mind who the manager is.
These aren’t the wisest of words from Depay to be honest. Louis van Gaal gave him his backing last summer, and this isn’t really the best of ways to repay that faith.
Depay was asked about whether or not he had a love-hate relationship with Van Gaal: “I don’t know, and now he’s leaving. That’s how it goes in football, in life, and you learn and grow stronger.”
He then went on to discuss if the Iron Tulip’s exit would affect him: “No, this does not affect me. I am happy to be at Manchester United and the board is happy with me, so I don’t know why it would.”
When United signed Depay for £25million last summer, big things were expected of the young man, but it hasn’t quite worked out so far. Whether or not that is down to Louis van Gaal remains to be seen, but hopefully United will give him another chance next season – because he clearly has the talent and capabilities to make it here.