Memphis Depay's display during Germany draw had football fans talking on Twitter

Netherlands v France - UEFA Nations League A

Memphis Depay has been attracting plenty of attention recently.

Most Premier League fans will remember the Dutch international for his doomed spell with Manchester United, a move that promised so much but ultimately collapsed within 18 months.

Many wondered whether Depay would become simply another forgotten talent, yet his form in recent months has thrust him back into the limelight and supporters are impressed.

There has never been any doubt that Depay has the raw ability to go far in European football, there was simply questions about his attitude and desire to progress his game.

These concerns seem to have been dispelled since leaving Old Trafford with impressive performances raining in light, right and centre for both Lyon and the Netherlands. 

Depay has been impressing in 2018

After scoring an impudent penalty against France over the weekend, his statistics were raised to 23 goals and 18 assists across the calendar year.

That meant he was involved in no less than 41 goals in 52 appearances for club and country.

Naturally then, there was no shortage of attention on Depay when he strode out for the Netherlands during their crucial UEFA Nations League clash with Germany.


Depay's Germany performance

And although it was ultimately Virgil van Dijk who stole the headlines with his dramatic equaliser, there was plenty of reaction to a Depay performance that slipped under the radar.

Against strong opposition in Germany, though, football fans were quickly impressed by his display, seeing a new maturity and work-rate in his game.

It led to many fans on Twitter calling for him to receive another big move soon or even a dramatic return to Manchester United. Check out some of the reaction below:

They've certainly got a point.

This is no longer a fleeting purple patch, Depay has been delivering impressive showings at the top level for some time now and it only seems right that he deserves another major transfer.

He needs to prove to the world that his struggles at United were simply anomalous, that he can set the record straight and transfer this type of form to a European giant.

And with every performance like this, more and more United fans are being won over by the prospect of his return and especially considering the club maintains a buy-back clause.

Manchester United FC v Feyenoord - UEFA Europa League

When asked about the clause earlier this season, Jose Mourinho explained: "(It's) because potentially he's a very good player.

"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."

Food for thought, Jose?

Would you take Depay back at United? Have your say in the comments section below.

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