Manchester United Flop Memphis Depay Ends Stunning Season With Hat-Trick
Memphis Depay endured a miserable time at Manchester United but he's been completely and utterly rejuvenated in France.
The Dutchman capped off a phenomenal season with Lyon in Ligue One by scoring a hat-trick against Nice at home to ensure the club finished third and qualified for next season's Champions League
He found the net in the 48th, 65th and 86th minute, including scoring a lowly free-kick for his second and a cheeky chip for the hat-trick
Not only was it his second hat-trick for the club, it also means he finished the domestic campaign by contributing towards 30 goals - boasting an excellent return of 17 goals and 13 assists in the league.
Memphis Depay, what a season. 19 league goals and 16 assists as a LW. A clean slate at Lyon was definitely what he needed to re-ignite his career and tremendous potential again. He's back- Maxi (@MaaxiAngelo) May 19, 2018
What a season for Memphis Depay.- Football-Oranje (@FootballOranje_) May 19, 2018
His hat-trick ensures Lyon finish third and reach the Champions League next season.
His stats: 19 league goals and 13 league assists.
He finishes the season as Lyon's top league scorer and top assist provider. pic.twitter.com/pk4yo3YKFC
Memphis Depay's recent form:- FootballTalentScout (@FTalentScout) May 19, 2018
vs Portugal :soccer:
vs Toulouse :soccer::soccer:
vs Metz :soccer::a:️:a:️:a:️:a:️
vs Amiens :soccer::a:️
vs Dijon :soccer:
vs Nantes :soccer::a:️
vs Troyes :x:
vs Strasbourg :a:️
vs Nice :soccer::soccer::soccer:
22 goals & 17 assists this season. What a player. pic.twitter.com/kCwFpfi4Cx
Memphis Depay has been directly involved in 30 league goals this season:- Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 19, 2018
17 goals :soccer:
13 assists :a:️
Ligue 1 renaissance. :flag_fr: pic.twitter.com/ThUXlPRWTN
His numbers are even more impressive when you consider that only Edinson Cavani and Florian Thauvin scored more goals than him in the French top flight.
With 13 assists, he's tied with Neymar and Dimitri Payet's as the division's top assister - his tally of four in a masterful performance against Metz last month allowing him to be on the same level as two of the league's most creative players.
The 24-year old struggled to cope with the pressure of being the No.7 at Old Trafford but sometimes a new environment is exactly what a player needs to find his feet again and it's safe to say that's what happened with Memphis.
Don't be surprised to see his name linked with a lot of European giants in the summer window.
Featured Image Credit: PA