As we all know, Manchester United took the decision to move Memphis Depay on over the January transfer window, after a really torrid eighteen months in England. The Dutchman, 23, never really got going at Old Trafford, and you have to say the decision was justified.
In typical fashion, since he has moved to Lyon, Depay has been putting in some brilliant performances, including scoring a wonderful goal from the half-way line. With that said, I still stand by the decision to let him leave; as hindsight is a wonderful thing.
Now the winger has had his say on the situation, and he’s clearly not happy with Jose Mourinho. Depay has admitted that he ‘didn’t understand’ exactly why he was on the periphery of things at the Theatre of Dreams, before adding ‘I just wasn’t good enough for him’.
“I didn’t understand [Mourinho]. But he’s the boss,” Depay is quoted as saying by Goal, who quote BeIN Sports.
“I was just not good enough for him. That’s OK. I’ll show my quality here.”
At the end of the day, that’s just football. Sometimes it just doesn’t work out fomr some players at a certain club for one reason or another. He’s obviously a supremely talented footballer, and that’s exactly why Manchester United have a buy back clause in his contract. If he does want to come back to Manchester though, these comments definitely won’t help his case.
I say good luck to him and I hope he continues to do well with Lyon out in Ligue 1, and what happens in the future? Who knows.