“Leaving Manchester United was the best decision I made despite my good salary”

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According to former Manchester United star Memphis Depay, leaving Manchester United for Lyon was the best decision he made despite the good salary he had at Manchester United.

The 27-year-old Dutch forward was 21 when he moved to the Premier League. He joined Barcelona from Lyon this summer.

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He said: “I realised [at United] that I had to start over and show everyone that I could be one of the best.

“I had a long contract, of five years, and a good salary, but I did not feel comfortable. So I left and it was the best decision I could have made.”