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That’s right, the GiveMeSport rodents have been running on their wheel all morning and we’ve now got enough juice in the tank to give you Old Trafford supporters the information you need. Of course we’re talking about the United news roundup, which today features bits and pieces on the likes of Memphis Depay, Robin van Persie and, er, more Memphis Depay.
It’s safe to say it’s got a touch of the Oranje to it, but that’s what you get when you’ve got Louis van Gaal in Dutch mode. Read on below - or watch the video - and don’t forget to comment when you’re done.
Blind on Depay
Daley Blind has become the latest high-profile figure to publicly laud Depay for opting to sign for United, describing the youngster as a player who can change a game.
The 21-year-old’s move to Old Trafford is all set to go through once the summer transfer window opens in just under one month’s time, and his international teammate Blind is pleased that he will be playing in the Premier League next year.
Blind said that Depay was quiet but confident and is in no doubt that he can be a driving force behind United challenging for major silverware next year.
“He is a player who can change games. He has a great free-kick, a great dribble, a great shot. He’s young, talented and always wants to work hard. He always wants to better himself on the training pitch, that’s how I know him.
"I think he is quiet, but if he has something to say he will, if you know what I mean! Yes, he is very confident, but he is a good guy.”
That’s high praise indeed given how young Depay is and the fact he’s never played for anyone other than PSV, but it’s sure to be referenced at some point next season if he does find his feet quickly.
Van Persie bomb
In other news Robin van Persie has admitted he could leave the club, insisting he has to reevaluate his situation.
The Dutch striker could be surplus to requirements next term and doesn’t want that with Euro 2016 on the horizon, which could potentially be his last major tournament at international level.
It’s likely that he’ll talk with Van Gaal and attempt to get himself some first-team assurances, but if the news comes through that he’s expected to take a back-seat during the next campaign it won’t be a surprise to see him seek pastures new.
To finish we’ve got something of a controversial number that suggests United aren’t happy with the afore-lauded Depay for playing in PSV’s remaining Eredivisie matches following the confirmation that he was moving to Old Trafford.
Depay himself has confirmed that his new club didn’t want him to play, but he did anyway in an effort to finish as the division’s top goalscorer and help PSV break their points record.
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