Memphis Depay has said a final goodbye to PSV Eindhoven.
Eight months after leaving the Dutch club, Depay returned to the Philips Stadion to say farewell to the club he joined at the age of 12.
As the video shows, Depay was adored by the PSV faithful.
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The 21-year-old received an incredible reaction by the home crowd ahead of Eindhoven’s 4-2 win over FC Twente on Sunday.
Depay places a hand to his heart while walking around the stadium. He then shakes hands with PSV’s fans, who respond by chanting Depay’s name and giving the winger a standing ovation.
They clearly wish he still adorned Eindhoven’s red and white stripes.
Depay himself might wish he still wore Eindhoven’s colours on a weekly basis.
The forward’s United career has stalled in recent weeks - he has completed 90 minutes just four times since September.
Watch Depay's return:
With United struggling to break down Southampton at the weekend, manager Louis van Gaal didn’t deem it worthy to put his £25 million signing into the action.
The Dutchman was criticised by compatriot Ruud Gullit earlier this month for failing to perform while flashing his extravagant cars.
“He needs to deliver. He has a lot qualities, but to fulfill his potential he has to stay low-key in his personal life,” Gullit said, reported the Daily Mirror. “If you don’t perform, you must not turn up in a brand new Rolls Royce and a new Hummer at the training ground.”
Depay was the Eredivisie’s top scorer last season with 22 goals as Phillip Cocu’s team cruised to the Dutch title.
He will forever be remembered by his former club. PSV announced they had created a display case inside the stadium to commemorate Depay’s achievements.
The Premier League still waits to see the best of Depay, but hopefully his return to PSV serves as a reminder of what he can achieve.
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