MANCHESTER UNITED fans are begging the club to activate Memphis Depay's buy-back clause after he shone yet again as Holland beat Northern Ireland on Thursday.
The Lyon star, 25, scored twice as the Dutch left it late to battle to a 3-1 win at home to Michael O'Neill's men.
1 Man Utd fans are desperate for the club to activate Depay's buy-back clause
Trailing 1-0 thanks to a Josh Magennis goal, Depay equalised and added a third after Frenkie De Jong had made it 2-1 in Holland.
Depay has now scored six times and added a further six assists in just five Euro 2020 qualifiers – with United fans desperate to have him back.
The former United player has nine goals in all competitions for club and country this season.
Meanwhile, under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Man Utd have only managed to score more than one goal in a single game ONCE this season.
The lack of creativity is slowly killing the club, as United sit 12th in the Premier League – 15 points behind leaders and arch-rivals Liverpool.
Fortunately for Man Utd fans, Jose Mourinho insisted on a buy-back clause in the deal which saw Depay swap Old Trafford for Lyon.
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When asked why, then-boss Mourinho claimed: "Because potentially he's a very good player.
“I think when [Louis] Van Gaal decided to buy him he did well, he knew him very well from the national team, he was very young when at the World Cup he had flashes of top quality.
“He was playing well in Holland, we know the Dutch league is not the same but he was showing very good things.
"So I think Van Gaal and Manchester United did very well to buy him.
“He didn’t succeed in his 18 months but he’s very young so I think it’s important for the club to have control of this talent.
"We all wish he plays very, very well at Lyon and why not to come back because everyone here likes him.”
It's fair to say United fans are pretty keen to see him back, too…
One wrote on Twitter: "Who else has noticed the beast in Memphis Depay awaken since he got to Lyon?
"This year especially, both for club and country, he has been phenomenal. Always involved in the goals scored.
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"I hope United @ManUtd are watching him. He's still partially ours."
Another said: "@ManUtd its a good thing we included the buy-back clause in @Memphis deal to Lyon… it's about time."
A third added: "14 goals in his last 20 games for the Netherlands. We have buy back clause, @manutd get Memphis Depay back in winter window."
@ManUtd its a good thing we included the buy-back clause in @Memphis deal to Lyon…..its about time 💪
— Godfrey mutta (@Muttarito_flix) October 10, 2019
@ManUtd why did u let @Memphis go???😖😖😖
— OCTOBER 18th Guy 😎 (@Lord_KONNECT) October 10, 2019
On the other Hand, who else has noticed the beast in Memphis Depay awaken since he got to Lyon.
This year especially, both for club and country, he has been phenomenal🔥🔥. Always involved in the goals scored.
I hope United @ManUtd are watching him. He's still partially ours.
— NOBODY (@Teclef) October 10, 2019
14 goals in his last 20games for the Netherland. we have buy back clause,@manutd get memphis depay back in winter transfer #NEDNIR
— KING (@jackfrost8) October 10, 2019
Bring back @Memphis
— KFG (@pogsauce) October 11, 2019
This management at united is a problem. Am sure @Memphis depay would love very much to play for Manchester united again
— kevo irus (@kevo_irus) October 11, 2019
@ManUtd please bring him back😭😭 @Memphis
— haryhnze (@haryhnze) October 11, 2019
What a player @Memphis you're talented and gifted @ManUtd need you back…..Sammy from 🇳🇬🇳🇬 love you
— Samuel Irere Mbasa (@IrereMbasa) October 11, 2019