Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Depay Returns to City for Blues Clash

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Depay Returns to City for Blues Clash

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MEMPHIS Depay has returned to Manchester ahead of Lyon's opening Champions League fixture.

The former United winger is in line to start for the French side as they face City at the Etihad stadium tonight.

Depay arrived at Manchester Airport yesterday lunchtime wearing his official club suit and clutching a designer washbag.

The Dutch international completed a move to Lyon in January 2017, where he has rejuvenated his career following an unconvincing spell at United.

Depay has since rediscovered the form which prompted United to pay PSV Eindhoven £31m for his services in 2015, and the forward finished last season with 19 goals and 13 assists in the league.

It is quite the contrast from his time in England, where the 24-year-old made just one start under Jose Mourinho and failed to convince predecessor Louis van Gaal of a regular place in the starting line up at Old Trafford. …

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