Leaving Manchester United can often represent the end of a player’s career at the top-level.
Such is the pressure of moving to Old Trafford, even the most talented stars can crack.
For Memphis Depay however, leaving the Red Devils may well be the best thing he has ever done.
At just 21 years of age, the winger left PSV Eindhoven to play under former Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal at the Theatre of Dreams.
But burdened with wearing the ‘cursed’ No.7 shirt, Depay failed to set the Premier League alight.
And after failing to convince Jose Mourinho of his talents, the mercurial forward was shipped off to Ligue 1 where it was presumed he would continue to struggle.
But, in a Lyon side bristling with vibrant young talent, Depay has begun to remind the world just what he can do.
His international form for the Netherlands is exceptional and his link up play with Georginio Wijnaldum on Thursday night has some Reds fans salivating over the prospect of the former United star linking up with his international colleagues.
A deft backheel into Wijnadlum’s path against Belarus is the latest highlight to add to Depay’s growing collection for club and country.
His consistently strong performances are sure to have the big boys sniffing around the 25-year-old once again in the summer, four years on from his failed move to Man United.
And Liverpool fans hope they can bring him back to exact revenge on their rivals. Check out the best Tweets below.
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