The football played under Manchester United interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been a joy to watch.

Aside from the cup clash with Reading which involved wholesale changes, United have been terrific.

The attack has been fluid, with lots of movement, interchanging positions, and a glut of goals.

One player who would thrive in the system is former United star Memphis Depay, and Solskjaer should look to bring him back.

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Depay was billed as the next Ronaldo when he signed from PSV in 2015.

The move was too early for him, and he was sold to Lyon 18 months later.

United still hold a first option agreement as part of the sale, giving the Red Devils a great shot of pulling off a return.

 

Former boss Jose Mourinho was the manager who sold him, so his exit has seen the chances of a deal increase.

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Depay has been tearing it up for Lyon, scoring six goals and providing 11 assists this season.

Last season the 24-year-old scored 22 goals and provided 16 assists.

Depay has been utilised in various positions at Lyon this season, as a striker, as a number 10, and on the left wing.

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He would fit in superbly alongside Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba, who all shone in Solskjaer’s initial games in charge.

It may not be too late for Depay to fulfil his potential as United’s next Ronaldo, if he is given a second chance.

Solskjaer could give him the best chance to do so, and in the process, give himself an even better opportunity to land the manager job full-time.

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