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Memphis Depay scores brilliant brace in PSV Eindhoven training session

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Manchester United fans got a hint of what was to come after new signing Memphis Depay scored four goals during a training session with PSV Eindhoevn - two of which were absolutely beauties.

The Dutch international put pen to paper on a four year contract in a deal worth a reported £22 million last week, and will link up with his new team-mates at the end of the current campaign.

It seems as though his Manchester United team-mates will have to be on their toes from day one if his latest efforts are anything to go by. The talented youngster started things off by angling a wonderful chip into the top corner past the goalkeeper, before he then nonchalantly curled a shot into the top corner.

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Depay has demonstrated his fine goalscoring touch all season long for PSV, managing 22 goals to all but secure the golden boot and help his side win the Dutch league title.

It was that form in front of goal plus his efforts under Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal for Holland at the World Cup that persuaded the Red Devils to make their move for him amidst serious interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool - although Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has denied that.

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Van Gaal confirmed after announcing the deal that he had been forced into action because PSG were lurking, while PSV technical director Marcel has since insisting Liverpool were on the scene before Manchester United declared their interest.

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"I didn't speak with Brendan Rodgers," he said. "I had contact with Ian Ayre. I know there were some problems with (Daniel) Sturridge, maybe that changed the decision.

"I don't know. I'm not in the club of Liverpool. I don't know what the policies are inside. But Man United were very fast and that changed the decision for Memphis. He made the final decision. He made his choice. We are happy with the transfer to Man United."

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Memphis Depay has all the talent in the world, and it's hard to escape the feeling that he is going to light up the Premier League. 

He's been compared to Cristiano Ronaldo in the past and it's easy to see why; he's quick and has a wicked shot on him. However it is far too early to put too much pressure on him. He needs to time to develop in order to show what he can do - just like Ronaldo did.

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