Memphis Depay hopes to prove his former club wrong for selling him when Man United play PSV today.
Man United’s signing of Memphis Depay wasn’t originally seen as a way for the Dutch midfielder to get revenge on his former club PSV Eindhoven, but if he gets a chance to score, he’ll remind his former team what they missed out on.
According to Manutd.com, Depay said that if he scores a goal in Man United’s Champions League match against PSV on Tuesday he intends to celebrate – regardless of the respect he still has for his former club.
“A lot of people have asked me if I will celebrate if I score,” Memphis Depay said at the pre-match press conference. “Of course I have respect for PSV, but I will celebrate. Football is a game and scoring is special.”
Depay first joined PSV on their youth squad in 2006 and was finally elevated to the senior squad in 2011, scoring 39 goals in 90 appearances over the next four years.
After leading PSV to the Eredivisie title in 2015 – and clinching a spot in the Champions League in the process – Depay transferred to Man United to reunite with former Dutch national team coach Louis van Gaal.
Van Gaal gave Depay the No. 7 shirt previously worn by David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo. Needless to say, expectations for the midfield stud are high.