Depay opens up on his relationship with Mourinho

Date published: Thursday 26th January 2017 12:45

Memphis Depay has stated that he did not have a "bad relationship" with Jose Mourinho.

Memphis Depay has stated that he did not have a “bad relationship” with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

Depay sealed his exit from United earlier this month, moving to Ligue Un club Lyon in a deal that could be worth up to £21m.

United inserted a buy-back option into the transfer with a view to Depay fulfilling the potential that earned him a move to Old Trafford in summer 2015.

The Dutchman found regular playing opportunities difficult to come by under Louis van Gaal in his first season, but barely featured under Mourinho at all.

He played just 134 minutes of competitive football before departing for Lyon, but the 22-year-old has stated that he enjoyed working under the Portuguese.

“His words were nice. In Manchester, I always worked as I had to. For me personally, it wasn’t all that easy,” Depay told OL TV. “I needed to play. But we didn’t have a bad relationship.

“He’s a great coach and a great person. Now we’ll see here how I play. In any case, I think he has said good things about me.”

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