Memphis Depay has an abundance of talent but he failed to show that at Old Trafford.
Manchester United paid £31 million for his services in 2015 but he failed to live up to expectations.
He left the club after just one and a half seasons to join Lyon.
Depay has now recaptured his form in France and a move back to a big club now looks on the cards.
Wayne Rooney told a story about Depay which helps to explain why he failed to perform to the best of his ability at United.
“Memphis? He came on at Stoke away and messed up for their goal so Louis van Gaal made him play for the reserves the next day," Rooney told The Times, per Manchester Evening News.
"I said, ‘Look, it’s a bit difficult [for you]. Just don’t come in with all your fancy stuff.’
"And he turned up for the reserve game in his Rolls-Royce, wearing a leather jacket and a cowboy hat. And I just thought, ‘What’s the point?’
"But Memphis is a lovely lad and it’s good to see things going well for him now.”
It was unknown how Depay would react to that story.
Would he be annoyed? Or would he take it as a joke?
He has now responded to the story by posting on Twitter and it looks as if he is taken it in good spirits.
Depay posted a picture of him and Rooney on the substitutes bench for Manchester United, with the caption: "@waynerooney: Mem... can I borrow your red leather jacket for tonight please? 👹 #ithoughtwewerepastthat"
Superb stuff from Depay. Fair play to him, as well.
He could easily have been angry about Rooney telling the story to the world, but he instead chose to make a joke of it.
Depay insisted in August that he was keen for a transfer to a 'bigger club'.
"I'm happy at the moment," he said after their International Champions Cup match against Chelsea.
"Of course I want to make the step to a bigger club but we will see when that is."
It is believed that Mourinho insisted of inserting a buy-back clause when Depay made the move to France in 2017.
If Depay carries on his good form for Lyon, the Portuguese manager may well be tempted activate that clause.
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