Manchester United today announced that Memphis Depay is officially a United player, United agreed a fee with PSV Eindhoven for Depay before the end of season, at the time Van Gaal said United had to get the deal done early in order to stop the player move to Paris St Germain. Van Gaal himself had to intervene and tell the player that he wanted him to him at Old Trafford, having worked together previously when Van Gaal was in charge of the Dutch national team.
Depay has signed a four-year contract at Old Trafford with the option of a fifth year. Depay made 124 appearances and scored 50 goals for PSV’s first team, having come through the youth system. Last season he scored 28goals in all competitions as he help PSV win the Eredivisie for the first time in seven years. He has made 16 appearances so far for the Dutch national side, scoring 3 goals. Depay is delighted to at Old Trafford and working with Louis Van Gaal again.
This is a dream come true for me, to play for the biggest club in the world and also to have the chance to work with someone I believe is the best manager in the world, Louis Van Gaal. I have great belief in my ability and I work hard to strive to achieve my dreams.
Having worked with Memphis with the national side Van Gaal knows what sort of player he’s getting, while he has every belief in his ability he knows it will take him time to adapt to the Premier League.
Although Depay is moving from another country and maybe a league that is not as strong as the Premier League, he will be helped to settle at the club by the manager, and several players he knows from the Dutch team in Robin Van Persie and Daley Blind.
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