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Memphis Depay scores from the halfway line for Lyon

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As transfer flops go, Memphis Depay will go down as a pretty big one for Manchester United.

The talented Dutch star failed to show anything like the sort of form that earned him a £25 million switch to Old Trafford from PSV in 2015.

After a disappointing 18 months with the Red Devils, Depay was shipped out of the Premier League to Lyon during the most recent transfer window in January.

And even in his short stint in Ligue 1 to date, the 23-year-old has proven that his former employers were very wise to include a buy-back clause in the negotiations with Lyon.

Depay scored his fourth and fifth league goals of the season for his new club on Sunday in a great performance against Toulouse.

Ligue 1's fourth-placed side overcame Pascal Dupraz's men with apparent ease and their winter signing was crucial.

The ex-United flop scored his first goal of the game after being played through by Christophe Jallet in the 53rd minute, however, it was his second that has got everyone talking.

With less than 10 minutes to go, Memphis picked up the ball just inside Toulouse's half and was given space to turn.

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He then produced a stunning long-range strike to catch the away side's 'keeper Alban Lafont off-guard to score the fourth and final goal - see the video below.

He has clearly got his confidence back in France's top-flight.

Man United fans will be tracking Memphis' progress with particular interest.

Jose Mourinho granted him just four appearances before his switch to Lyon but it is obvious that he has talent to become a brilliant player.

It looks like he is at the stage of his career where playing week-in, week-out will be key to his potential being fulfilled. See how Twitter reacted to the fantastic strike:

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