Manchester United head coach, Jose Mourinho , while speaking about former Man U player, Memphis Depay, stated that he could realise his potential, despite failing while in the club.
Depay was sold to Lyon in a £16million deal after struggling to find a place in the starting XI, however United included a buy-back clause in the transfer.
Depay placed against Manchester city in his side’s 2-1 win on Wednesday night. Mourinho was asked about the clause during a press conference following Depay’s departure.
“Because potentially he’s a very good player.
“I think when Mr Van Gaal decided to buy him he did well, he knew him very well from the national team, he was very young when at the World Cup he had flashes of top quality.
“He was playing well in Holland, we know the Dutch league is not the same but he was showing very good things.
“So I think Mr Van Gaal and Manchester United did very well to buy him.
“He didn’t succeed in his 18 months but he’s very young so I think it’s important for the club to complete control of this talent and we all wish he plays very, very well at Lyon and why not to come back because everyone here likes him, ” Mourinho said.