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Mourinho explains why 'childish' Depay failed at Man Utd as Dutch star heads for Barcelona

 

The Portuguese coach was the man to let the Netherlands international leave Old Trafford, but claims to have always believed in his ability

Jose Mourinho admits that a "childish" trait cost Memphis Depay at Manchester United, but the Portuguese claims to have always believed in the Dutch forward's ability and is backing him to shine at Barcelona.

The highly-rated Netherlands international was a promising youngster when taken to Old Trafford by fellow countryman Louis van Gaal in 2015, but left for Lyon 18 months later after taking in 53 appearances and scoring only seven goals.

Mourinho was the man to sanction a permanent move elsewhere, with Depay struggling to fulfil his potential in Old Trafford as questions were asked of his temperament and character.

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