The club’s summer signing returns to his former club for the first time in the Champions League and has been warned he should expect a difficult evening
Memphis Depay can expect to be “eaten raw” on his return to PSV when Manchester United visit for Tuesday’s Champions League clash, according to the club’s former coach.
The Netherlands winger left for Old Trafford this summer and was handed an early chance to visit his old stomping ground when United were pitted against the Dutch champions in August’s group-stage draw.
Daley Blind is also making his first return to face Eredivisie opposition since swapping Ajax for United last year, and Aad de Mos – who coached PSV between 1993 and 1995 – says neither player will be given any quarter.
“Depay is not going to get one bit of joy out of his return to Holland,” he said to Omroep Brabant.
“Santiago Arias, the Colombian international defender who knows him inside out, is going to eat him raw.
“And if Daley Blind thinks he can come and enjoy a bit of freedom, or dominate the game again, then he will soon realise all the PSV players are going to be after him. They will not leave him alone.”
United head into the game, their first in the Champions League proper since defeat to Bayern Munich in April 2014, on the back of a morale-boosting 3-1 win over fierce rivals Liverpool on Saturday.