Rene Meulensteen backs Memphis Depay to be a huge success at Manchester United

by Ben Topliss

Rene Meulensteen has backed new Manchester United signing Memphis Depay to make himself a huge success at Old Trafford.

PSV Eindhoven and Man United reached an agreement over the transfer of Depay last week, ending months of speculation in the process.

The Dutchman fired PSV to the Eredivisie title this term and is widely regarded as one of the brightest young talents in Europe.

Meulensteen is confident Depay can make an impact on the Premier League next season.

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Speaking about Depay, Meulensteen said: “It is a very promising signing for Manchester United.

“He is another one that comes off the conveyor belt of Holland that has produced many good players over the years. And I think he is a typical Manchester United player.

“The biggest advantage for Memphis coming to Man United is Louis van Gaal being there. He knows him, he had him as a player in the national team, and he knows exactly how he is going to use him.

“I can see Man United moving to a 4-3-3 and he is a typical winger who can play on either side.

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“He has got a great combination of power and strength and pace. He is very, very quick. If you have got pace, especially in a strong league like the Premier League, it is a great asset to have.”

Quick, strong and technically sound, Depay has all the attributes to become one of the world’s best players.

He enjoys a good relationship with Louis van Gaal on and off the pitch which will only help in his development. The pair worked together at the 2014 World Cup and Depay was eventually named on the three-man shortlist for the tournament’s best young player award. It is an exciting time for United fans as they prepare for Champions League football next season.

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