Manchester United’s latest signing Memphis Depay almost scored a stunning overhead kick while playing for the Netherlands against Latvia on Friday night.
The 21-year-old, who United signed in a £31 million deal from PSV hours earlier, was clearly full of confidence as he attempted his spectacular acrobatic effort. (Scroll down and skip to 4:14 to see the footage).
Unfortunately for Depay, the Latvian goalkeeper wasn’t particularly troubled by the shot, but Manchester United fans will be hugely excited to see their talented signing even attempting such an audacious effort.
Depay scored the majority of his 28 goals for PSV last season from the wing, but Louis van Gaal may opt to test the youngster in the centre-forward position on the club’s pre-season tour of the United States.
The Dutch star clearly has a keen eye for goal, and Van Gaal admitted on Friday that Depay’s impressive versatility was one of the reasons he signed him this summer.
The Netherlands recorded a 2-0 win over Latvia, with two goals in four second-half minutes from Georginio Wijnaldum and Luciano Narsingh.
It was an important win for the Oranje, who have only won three of their six qualifiers so far. Currently behind both Iceland and Czech Republic in Group A, Depay and co. still have some work to do before they can start planning for next summer’s European Championships in France.
Manchester United fans: in which position will Memphis Depay start for the Red Devils next season? Have your say in the comments below!