Manchester United fans are used to long, drawn out transfer sagas where, more often than not in recent years, the player in question ends up joining another club.
So, it’s fantastic to see a deal for Memphis Depay has happened so quickly and so quietly. The British press didn’t know too much about the deal much like they were in the dark about Ander Herrera until it was effectively announced.
Depay has all the potential to become a very important player for Man United. With goals in his locker, pace in abundance and a touch of class with the ball at his feet, the 21-year-old is the perfect player to inject something different into United’s attack.
Fans were understandably expected to hear the Depay announcement today and especially so when you consider it is still early in May and the transfer window doesn’t open until June:
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 7, 2015
Depay joins Jaap Stam, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Park Ji-Sung of players to join United from PSV. Not a bad list.
— Alec Hudson (@Alehud42) May 7, 2015
Depay would be a great signing for @ManUtd Great pace going forward is something that needs to be brought in this summer + goals
— Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) May 7, 2015
Very happy with getting Depay, was worried we would miss out based on false hope around Bale. Good start to summer business.
— Cantona's Collar (@LeKingsCollar) May 7, 2015
Memphis (which is what you should refer to him as) is one of the most exciting young talents in Europe. Grown leaps and bounds this season.
— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) May 7, 2015
— HannahCarrollDesign (@HannahCDesigns) May 7, 2015
Awesome signing, great to see #MUFC getting their transfer business done early, roll on the next one.
— United Ramble (@UnitedRamble) May 7, 2015
— Paul Connolly (@PAULCONNOLLY1) May 7, 2015
Congratulations @MemphisDepay on joining the biggest and best club in the world!
— Jack (@UnitedHeaven_) May 7, 2015