Roma manager, Jose Mourinho has come out to reveal why Memphis Depay failed at Manchester United. He recently revealed that the Holland international’s childish trait caused his exit.
According to him, however, he expects Depay to have learnt from his mistakes in England because he clearly has the ability to thrive at Barcelona.
Mourinho added that playing at Lyon made Memphis mature as a player and he absolutely needed that growth.
His words, “I read something about Wayne Rooney telling that Memphis went to a reserve match playing with the kids and he arrived with this big Rolls Royce and his cowboy hat and that was a little bit of Memphis.”
“Good guy, really good guy. Good professional. He is a really good professional, people can look at him and think this is another party boy.”
“He is a good professional, I think he has got now his maturity in Lyon, which is what sometimes players need.”
“Sometimes they go too early to the biggest clubs where they are not ready to cope with it and understand at the biggest clubs there is internal competition and you cannot play all the time.”
“There are fantastic players to fight with you for a position. They lose a little bit of their sense of reality and they become a little bit childish, which was, in the end, what happened.”
“When he decided to go to Lyon, it was a great move for him. Now he goes to Barcelona with maturity and a good football age.”
“I believe the Barcelona culture of football will help him to live long in this important part of his career.”
“Good memories of him and I repeat: he was a good professional.”
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