Barcelona star, Memphis Depay has taken a jibe at Mourinho for not giving him much playing time before his Manchester United exit.
According to the Netherlands International , his teammates were also baffled by his lack of minutes.
After a successful season with PSV in 2014/2015 season which saw him score 28 goals ,he signed for Manchester United .But is failure to adapt to English football after a full season made Manchester United release him .He then went on to Join French club ,Lyon .
He scored 7 goals in 53 appearance for Manchester United
“Jose Mourinho came and I fought to get into the team but I think the idea of giving me a chance was never in his head. He never gave me an opportunity. Never. Depay told Spanish outlet El Periodico.
“I went to his office but it changed nothing. It was a very difficult period, I felt that I was training well and the players themselves did not understand it.
“[Paul] Pogba and Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] told me: ‘Why don’t you ever play?’ For me that was the confirmation that I had no chance.
“And I realised that I didn’t want to be in a big club without playing.”
Previously,the self acclaimed “special one ” , Mourinho, claimed that Depay was childish after being left out of the side .
“Sometimes they can go too early to the biggest clubs where they are not ready to cope with it,” the Portuguese told talkSPORT earlier this year.
“Where they are not ready to understand that in the biggest clubs there are internal competition, that you can not play all the time.
“That there are fantastic players to fight with you for a position. They can lose a little sense of reality and become a bit childish. Which is what happened.”
Depay established himself in France for Lyon , scoring 76 goals and assisted 55 goals in 178 appearance for the french side before moving to Barcelona.
He joined Barcelona this season as a free agent after his contract expiration and have so far been very impressive in the games he has played for the Catalan giants.