The Second Coming | Memphis Depay


Former Manchester United forward Memphis Depay would be very motivated to return to Old Trafford and prove he is good enough, according to former united player Louis Saha.

The 26-year-old Dutch midfielder failed to live up to his grand billing during a frustrating 18 months at the theatre of dreams following a £26million arrival from PSV Eindhoven. Depay made just one start under the special 1 Jose Mourinho before his anticipated move to Lyon in January 2017.

Despite underwhelming during his Premier League spell Manchester United were keen to cover themselves after Depay’s exit and included a buy-back clause as part of the £16m deal which saw him move to Olympic Lyon

Memphis has taken his game to a new level playing in Ligue 1, scoring 54 goals in 138 appearances for his new side, as well as playing a key role in their journey to the Champions League semi-finals this season.

The Lyon forward is an attractive option in the summer transfer window if Manchester United fail to agree a deal for their dream summer transfer Jadon Sancho, and Saha believes Depay would relish the chance to prove himself again in the Premier League.

“I wasn’t a fan of Memphis Depay when he was originally at the club because I don’t think he was mentally ready, but he has improved dramatically and proved to be a major force in Ligue 1,” Saha told the Football Index Podcast.

“Depay has really matured and has become a leader in an exciting Lyon team. He has always had the quality to play at the top level and I think he would be very motivated to return to Old Trafford and prove he is good enough.”


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