After a difficult first half of the season, Memphis Depay had his finest hour in the Manchester United number 7 shirt last night.
The Dutch winger has come under real scrutiny at Old Trafford this season; he was expected to bed right in following his big money move from PSV in the summer, but things haven’t quite worked out as planned.
His performances have been so haphazard that he’s found himself on the bench more often than not in the last 2 months, an unprecedented low for a Manchester United number 7 (save for Michael Owen).
Memphis was even given the inglorious task of playing for the U21s a couple of weeks ago, but that game may have actually helped re-boost his confidence.
Because since then, there’s been a notable change.
He was simply unstoppable as he tore Midtjylland’s defence to shreds last night, scoring one and setting up a couple in the 5-1 win.
And he’s been showered with love by teammate Anthony Martial, who summed Memphis’ performance up with one word and one emoji.
— Anthony Martial (@AnthonyMartial) February 25, 2016