Posté le: Mar 27 Mar - 09:47 (2018) Sujet du message: Cristiano Ronaldo
sbo222Man Utd flop Memphis Depay showed his class vs Portugal as Cristiano Ronaldo's remarkable goalscoring run ended.
Memphis Depay scored a goal and set up another in the Netherlands' 3-0 win against Portugal on Monday night as he put an anonymous showing at Wembley behind him.
The 24-year-old struggled to catch the eye against England last week, but he stepped up to lead new boss Ronald Koeman's frontline alongside former Liverpool flop Ryan Babel in Geneva.
And it did not take him long to make an impact. After breaking the deadlock on 11 minutes, Memphis' looping free-kick eventually made its way to Virgil van Dijk for the Netherlands' third goal in the shock win.
In terms of other United connections, youngster Timothy Fosu-Mensah came off the bench to win his third cap for the Oranje in a game where Ronaldo's remarkable run of scoring in nine consecutive matches finally ended.
It was yet another reminder of the talent Memphis possesses - more than a year after he left United after a disappointing 18 months at Old Trafford. sbo222
United will have first option on re-signing Memphis if he ever leaves Lyon after a buy-back clause was included in the £22m deal which took him to France's second-largest city.
But the Dutchman is happy in France.
"I know how it works in football," he said. "I'm the one who gets all the punches. 'Memphis is crazy', 'Memphis does this...'
"I cannot be anyone else but Memphis. I tried that, and I was not happy with myself. Back in Manchester, I was not happy with myself.
"How can I be a great football player when you're not happy with yourself? I looked in the mirror and I was not happy, I was sad. Now I'm happy to be myself." sbo222