Memphis Depay talked about his time in Manchester United

Memphis Depay with Lyon. Photo by Bagu Blanco/REX/Shutterstock (9435426bn)

Manchester United flop Memphis Depay has opened up about his miserable spell at Old Trafford.

After joining United from Dutch outfit PSV Eindhoven in 2015, many thought Depay will be a success in the Premier League.

However, he went on to score just two goals from 33 Premier League appearances and was eventually deemed surplus to requirements at the club following the arrival of Jose Mourinho as manager.

During the January 2017 transfer window, Depay was sold to Lyon in a deal which could rise to as much as £22 million and he has gone on to become a success for the Ligue 1 outfit.

The 24-year-old Depay reflected upon his time in England. “I know how it works in football. I’m the one who gets all the punches. ‘Memphis is crazy’, ‘Memphis does this…’

“I can’t be anyone else but Memphis. I tried that – and I was not happy with myself. Back in Manchester, I was not happy. How can I be a great football player when you’re not happy with yourself? I looked in the mirror and I was not happy, I was sad. Now I’m happy to be myself,” he added.