Man Utd news: Wayne Rooney and Memphis Depay feud breaks out – ‘Thought we were past that’ | Football | Sport
Manchester United signed Depay from PSV Eindhoven in the summer of 2015 with many expecting the Dutchman to take the Premier League by storm.
He ultimately, however, failed to live up to expectations at Old Trafford with Jose Mourinho selling him to Lyon in January last year.
Rooney has opened up on their spell at Manchester United together, revealing he once told Depay not to wear flashy clothes to a reserve game.
“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 Sunday Times.
“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.”
Depay, however, has now hit back.
The Lyon star posted a tweet on social media with an accompanying image of himself and Wayne Rooney.
He said: “@WayneRooney Mem…can you borrow me your red leather jacket for tonight please? #ithoughtwewerepastthat”
Depay has rediscovered his mojo for Lyon in Ligue 1.
And, speaking when United cut him lapse, Mourinho failed to rule out a spectacular return.
“Of course, because potentially he is a very good player,” he said.
“I think when Mr Van Gaal decided to buy him he did well.
“He knew him very well from the national team, he was very young and in the World Cup he had flashes of top quality.
“He was playing well in Holland.
“We know that the Dutch league is not the same but he was showing very good things so I think Mr Van Gaal and Manchester United did well to buy him.
“He didn’t succeed in his 18 months but he is very young so I think it is important for the club to keep control of his talent.
“We all hope he plays very well at Lyon and why not to come back because everyone likes him.”