Memphis Depay does not believe the Manchester United fans saw the best of him during his 19 months at the club.
The Dutch forward, 24, scored seven goals in 53 appearances for United after joining them from PSV Eindhoven for £31m in June 2015.
In January 2017, he left to join Lyon, with whom he faces Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday.
“Everybody knows the story of me and Manchester United was not successful,” said the Netherlands international.
“Everybody can see that and I can feel it myself. I can look back and say I didn’t want it to go like that – nobody did – but things happened.
“After one season, I couldn’t find myself in the team. I was still young, didn’t get a lot of opportunities, but I must say that the first season I didn’t put the quality on the table that I thought.”
Since moving to France, Depay has scored 28 times in 74 appearances for Lyon, including an impressive 19 in 36 in Ligue 1 last season to help the club finish third and qualify for the Champions League.