English Premiership

No bad blood between Depay and Mourinho

2017-01-27 11:53
Memphis Depay (Getty)

Manchester - Memphis Depay has said that there is no bad blood between him and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. 

Depay, who has left United to join Lyon, played just 20 minutes in the Premier League this season as he has fallen out of favour with Mourinho. 

Despite this, Depay has insisted that he harbours no ill feeling towards the Portuguese tactician. 

"His words were nice. In Manchester, I always worked as I had to,” Depay told OL TV. “For me personally, it wasn't all that easy, I needed to play. But we didn't have a bad relationship.

"He's a great coach and a great person. Now we'll see here how I play. In any case, I think he has said good things about me."

The 22-year-old came off the bench to make his debut for Lyon in their 3-1 win over Marseille last weekend, but Depay is now looking to break into the starting line-up. 

"I feel very good, in top form. My first week was good, training went very well, and little by little I'm getting back into the rhythm,” he said. “Now I think I'm ready to start a game as of the next match. I'm training hard, my fitness is good. I think I can push for a starting place for the next game."

Depay will be looking to inspire his team in their quest for the Ligue 1 title as Lyon currently sit in 4th place 11 points off leaders Monaco, with United themselves looking to improve on their 6th placed position in their battle for a Champions League spot.

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