Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Depay Says He Can Be the Best Player in the World!

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Depay Says He Can Be the Best Player in the World!

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MEMPHIS Depay has put his United failure down to not being true to himself during his time at Old Trafford.

The Dutch winger was sold to French club Lyon in January 2017, just a few months into Jose Mourinho's tenure at the club.

After a hit-and-miss debut season under Louis van Gaal then few opportunities with Mourinho, the former PSV Eindhoven man has found a new lease of life in Ligue 1. And he puts the resurgence down to simply being himself.

"I know how it works in football," he told Canal+. "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? …

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