Rio Ferdinand believes Memphis Depay has flopped at Man Utd due to “many issues” after watching it star over the Netherlands in Euro 2020.
Depay’s early penalty and Denzel Dumfries’ second goal of the match in a 2-0 win over Austria on Thursday night time guide a spot for the Netherlands within the knock-out stages with a recreation to spare.
The Dutch forward is trying to stay targeted regardless of his forthcoming move to Barcelona together with his contract in Lyon coming to an end.
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The 27-year-old is anticipated to move to Camp Nou on a free switch as soon as his deal on the French membership ends on the end of the month.
Depay failed to achieve its true potential in an 18-month interval at Man Utd between 2015 and 2017 with the Dutchman managing solely seven goals from 53 appearances.
And former Man Utd defender Ferdinand believes there are at the very least six elements as to why he struggled throughout his time at Old Trafford.
“I feel he is a maverick,” Ferdinand said BBC Sport.
“He is a new age persona who embraces the whole lot a footballer’s way of life and past, and some old faculty folks do not like that and it has taken time for even somebody like me adapt to that. ”
When requested why he didn’t make an influence at Old Trafford, Ferdinand added: “I feel it relies upon on various issues.
“Timing, the precise time and the precise place, and maturity, he could have gone there too young.
“And training, the precise teaching on the proper time.”
Within the meantime, Depay revealed last month that he fell out of affection with football throughout his time with the Red Devils.
Depay said L’Equipe: “It’s [Lyon] it is going to be in my coronary heart, a part of my life. I considered including a tattoo: a memento or a date. Coming right here was a great decision.
“Individuals would say to me: ‘However why are you leaving Manchester United? A new coach arrives, you’re the largest membership within the world… ‘As a substitute, I might have been unhappy to see a player losing good years by staying in a big membership and taking part in too little. There, I lost my pleasure, and my football. Right here, I discovered them. ”
Talking in 2018, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas defined how the French giants managed to get probably the most out of the 27-year-old player in a method that Man Utd could not.
“I informed him we favored him very a lot,” said Aulas. “He is a boy who wants love. He can change a recreation at any time, as he did against Paris.
“He made some unimaginable technical strikes, some serving to the membership and the outcome, and generally our frustration.
“Together with his method, he brings issues not usually seen in Lyon. Along with her persona, we are able to solely love her, even whether it is generally our frustration. ”