Memphis Depay has revealed that he’s already gone against Manchester United’s wishes after opting to feature in the last two games of PSV Eindhoven’s Eredivisie campaign.
The 22-year-old is set to officially join the Red Devils this summer, with a deal having already been agreed.
United swooped early to scoop the Netherlands international, who was one of Europe’s top performers over the course of 2014/15.
Depay netted a league-best 22 goals in his homeland to help the Eindhoven side to title glory, ending Ajax’s four-year dominance of the division.
And now the youngster, who worked under Louis van Gaal in the Oranje set-up at the 2014 World Cup, has revealed that he went against the wishes of his soon-to-be employers by featuring in PSV’s last two matches:
“I really wanted to play and for our coach (Phillip Cocu) it was not a big issue,” he told De Telegraaf.
“But PSV and Manchester United were not pleased. They both suggested that I sit out because of fear over injuries.”
The deal taking Depay from PSV to United is believed to be worth around £25m, and is the first of, potentially, numerous additions at the Theatre of Dreams this summer.