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Juan Mata vows to help Memphis Depay settle at Manchester United

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Manchester United star Juan Mata has insisted that the club's incoming player Memphis Depay will be welcomed to Old Trafford. 

The Red Devils agreed a fee with the player's current club PSV for his signature last week ahead of a summer move, and United's tricky Spaniard, who joined the club in January of last year, has vowed to help him settle to life on English soil. 

There's no doubt about it, Depay looks set for a huge future in the game after a wonderful season in the Eredivisie. In fact, with 22 goals this term, the versatile forward looks set to win the Golden Boot award in the Dutch league before completing his move to Manchester. 

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Welcoming Depay 

Mata certainly thinks the youngster has a great deal of potential, but has insisted that the Red Devils are fully concentrated on their final two games of the campaign. 

Writing in his blog about Depay, the former Chelsea man stated: "This week we have known the signing of Memphis Depay for the next season. He’s a young footballer who has shown his quality in the Dutch League.

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"Like any new team-mate arriving here, he will be welcomed and we will help him to settle in quickly. But right now we must focus on the last two games."

Arsenal showdown 

Mata, of course, struck United's opening goal in the Red Devils' 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace this past weekend, and he's insisted that the club are now determined to beat rivals Arsenal on Sunday as they look to sign off from Old Trafford in style. 

Ahead of this weekend's clash, the United No.8 stated: "This score ends our bad streak and is a boost of confidence for us ahead of our game against Arsenal next Sunday, the last game in Old Trafford this season. Arsenal play this evening, but regardless of the table it’s a game we have to win.

"We owe that to our fans: they have always been supportive throughout the season, when we played good and when we didn’t. We want to have a good farewell in Old Trafford for them, although there is also one more game -away against Hull- that we will try to win as well."

Exciting times

There's no doubt about it, with Depay set to move to the Theatre of Dreams for the 2015/16 campaign, fans of the Red Devils should be extremely excited by the club as an attacking force next term. 

Of course, stars may leave Old Trafford, but with the likes of Wayne Rooney, Angel di Maria, Robin van Persie and Mata starring at the club, Depay will only give them another fine option when on the attack. 

And, with Champions League football almost certainly returning for next season, things are certainly looking on the up under the Louis van Gaal regime. 

Manchester United fans: Do you expect Depay to play a key role next season? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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