Depay explains what went wrong at Man United in honest interview

Memphis Depay has pinned his failure at Manchester United down to not being himself while at the Premier League club.

The Dutchman arrived at Old Trafford for £30million and with a lot of promise from PSV in 2015.

But after been named Eredivisie’s player of the season for 2014/15, Depay could never quite reach those same dizzying heights while at United.

The Dutch attacker lasted just one season at the Red Devils before being sold to Lyon for around £15m by Jose Mourinho.


But Depay is beginning to find his feet again at the Ligue 1 club. This season alone the 24-year-old has scored 13 goals and produced nine assists – including a last-minute winner against Marseille at the weekend.

On why it didn’t work out at United, Depay told Canal+: "I know how it works in football. I’m the one who gets all the punches. ‘Memphis is crazy’, ‘Memphis does this…’


"I cannot be anyone else but Memphis. I tried that, and I was not happy with myself. Back in Manchester, I was not happy with myself.

"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."

In terms of how fare he can go, Depay added: "Honestly, in terms of quality… nothing [is lacking to be the best in the world]," he said. "I’m not arrogant but I need to be more consistent perhaps."

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