Manchester United have made a number of fantastic transfers over the years but they’ve also let a number of impressive players go who have gone on to reach new heights.
Indeed, one player who’s gone up a couple of levels since leaving Old Trafford is Memphis Depay.
The winger was given the No.7 shirt at United which automatically piled plenty of pressure on him as following in Cristiano Ronaldo’s footsteps was always going to be an impossible task.
Manchester United fans were no doubt extremely frustrated with the way the winger operated during his time at the club as he had so much potential, but he just couldn’t find a way to unlock it.
Supporters will remember the winger for all the wrong reasons.
Sadly, the one main problem with Depay was his attitude as he never really managed to buckle down and focus on living up to his full potential. Of course, this was evident on the field as he produced just seven goals and six assists in 53 appearances, which was far from good enough as the Red Devils paid £30.6 million to sign him.
However, he looks to have lived up to his full potential at Lyon as he’s established himself as one of the best wingers in Europe this season, producing eight goals and 14 assists up until this point. And, the most shocking thing is that he’s now apparently worth €80 million (£69.3 million), according to CIES Football Observatory.
Ed Woodward surely must be full of regret after selling the winger for just £14.4 million (as per Transfermarkt), with the Lyon man now seemingly a £69.4 million gold mine.
Of course, after letting Gerard Pique leave Depay will go down as another mistake.
Manchester United fans, surely you must still wish you had Memphis Depay at your disposal? Join the discussion by commenting down below!