Memphis Depay has been urged back to the Premier League to join one of Manchester United's rivals by former Arsenal star Robert Pires.
Depay spent two seasons at Old Trafford and was dubbed a flop by many of the supporters before he could make a name for himself at the club. Jose Mourinho shipped the Dutchman off in 2016 to Lyon and he has been enjoying his football ever since. The 25-year-old scored twice in the Netherlands' most recent match against Belarus and there is talk that he could return to the Premier League with Liverpool.
Memphis Depay sensational again for Netherlands in 4-0 victory over Belarus:— Dutch Football (@FootballOranje_) March 21, 2019
The Lyon forward always performs in Oranje! pic.twitter.com/PPM8JXdd57
Pires has backed the Dutch midfielder to succeed if he returns to England and sees Liverpool as his best option to become a Premier League star. Speaking to Bwin via the Daily Star, Pires claimed:
"He perhaps feels he wasn’t given a chance to perform and earn the right to stay longer considering he was so young and showed glimpses of undoubted potential.
Following the match against Belarus, Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman held Depay in high praise by stating: