Oh, what could have been…
Adnan Januzaj and Memphis Depay are two incredibly talented footballers. However, having initially caught fire at Old Trafford, the pair both eventually failed to make it at Manchester United for similar reasons.
To make it at the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ as a youngster, it has been proven on countless occasions that one not only needs talent but a rock solid attitude to go with it. However, for Januzaj and Depay, when the going got tough, their heads seemed to drop.
However, with Lyon, Memphis Depay seems to be setting Ligue 1 on fire while Januzaj is also going through a career renaissance with Real Sociedad after unimpressive spells with Borussia Dortmund and Sunderland.
The following clip titled ‘one minute of Memphis Depay being Memphis Depay’ has garnered huge traction online over the past 24 hours with the Dutchman making a plonker of himself with a failed rabona effort before rocketing a screamer into the bottom corner moments later.
Januzaj’s effort wasn’t quite as impressive. However, he somehow seems to have convinced the opposing goalkeeper that he was sending the ball in the other direction before bending it around the wall and catching the goalie off guard.