The football might not have caught the eye but his comments invariably caught the ear
The general consensus as Louis van Gaal and Manchester United confirm his Old Trafford departure is that his press conference and post-match quotes have been far more free-flowing than the football his team played.
A colourful and self-confident character throughout his career, that did shine through in particular moments over two seasons that yielded one FA Cup trophy.
More a minor verbal slip than anything else, he did accidentally call QPR Queens Park Raisins, rather than Rangers.
Recently after a 1-1 draw between Manchester United and Leicester at Old Trafford, he suggested that the pulling of hair by Robert Huth on his midfielder Marouane Fellaini was only allowed in a specific type of, er, situation.
He also wasn't averse to joining in with terrace chants.
Mike Smalling, I mean Chris Smalling, isn't always called by his real birth name thanks to Louis.
And who could forget his demonstration of diving to an official during the 3-2 win over Arsenal earlier in the campaign?