Photo: Memphis Depay sends heartfelt message to Man United fans

Memphis Depay takes to social media to pay tribute to Manchester United fans after his move to Lyon on Friday

A photo posted by Memphis (@memphisdepay) on

Memphis Depay has taken to social media to pay tribute to Manchester United’s fans after his transfer to Lyon was confirmed on Friday.

The Dutchman’s situation at Old Trafford had been a relentless source of speculation in recent months due to his lack of playing time under new boss Jose Mourinho.

Memphis struggled to make an impact at Manchester United following his move to Old Trafford from PSV Eindhoven in the summer of 2015.

His lack of playing time at the club had led to the player being linked with a January move away from Old Trafford.

And his switch to French side Lyon was confirmed on Friday morning via a series of posts on his personal Instagram account.

Memphis posted the picture above on the app after the move and wrote the caption: “Thanks for all the memories during my time as a Red Devil. I will never forget all your support at Manchester United. ❤♥️ #RedDevils #ManUtd”

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Manchester United finished fifth and won the FA Cup under Louis van Gaal last season before the Dutchman’s sacking back in May of last year.

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