Depay started season frustrated at Man Utd but ends on the highest of highs

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The Netherlands international forward enjoyed a return to form after leaving Old Trafford for Lyon and is now engaged to girlfriend Lori Harvey

It has been quite some 12 months for Memphis Depay, with his struggles at Manchester United countered by a move to Lyon and getting engaged.

The Netherlands international discovered early on in Jose Mourinho’s reign at Old Trafford that he was to be left on the fringes of the fold.

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Having made just eight appearances over the first half of the 2016-17 campaign, he was offered an escape route by Ligue 1 side Lyon.

Depay enjoyed a welcome return to form in France and has now rounded off his sporting year by proposing to girlfriend Lori Harvey.

Depay managed five goals in his 18 appearances for Lyon following a £16 million move in January.

United included a buy-back option in the deal, and will have been impressed by some of the 23-year-old’s efforts – including a stunning strike from the halfway line against Toulouse.

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They will also be happy to see the Dutch frontman settling down away from the field.

Lori Harvey is the stepdaughter of American comedian Steve Harvey, with Depay first making their relationship public in January 2016 during a trip to Paris.

He follows in the footsteps of some notable footballing figures by displaying his affections this summer, with Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka also getting engaged while the likes of Chris Smalling, Alvaro Morata, Antoine Griezmann and Lucas Vazquez have all had weddings.

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