After completing his move to Lyon on Friday, Memphis Depay has insisted he holds no hard feelings against Manchester United and is focussing on getting his career back on track.

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The winger joined United from PSV in 2015, but failed to live up to the high expectations that were placed on him in his first season. Since Jose Mourinho took charge in the summer, Memphis has barely featured and a move away from Old Trafford was inevitable in January.

On Friday, Lyon unveiled the 22-year-old as their news signing in a deal that could reach €25 million in bonuses. Speaking at his press conference, Memphis said he has no grudge against United and is determined to showcase his talent in Ligue 1.

Memphis said, “I am not looking for revenge on Manchester United or anything. I just want to show what I am capable of again, just like I have done in the past.

“I played with some great players at United, like Wayne Rooney, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba. I learned a lot from them and took all of that on board. I learned that it was necessary to adapt to a new team, a new style of play and a new league. I now have to prove myself again.

“The project at OL was more complete than what other clubs could offer. I felt that coming here was the right move. I follow all the leagues and I know OL are a big club that has won a lot of titles.

“I know that Sunday’s game against Marseille is crucial. I hope to feature in some way, even if I need a bit of match rhythm. I want to score goals, enjoy myself and play in this magnificent stadium.”

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