Luke Shaw has welcomed Memphis Depay to Manchester United, saying that the Dutch international is a 'different' but welcome addition to the dressing room.
Depay was Louis van Gaal's first signing on the summer, arriving from PSV Eindhoven in a deal worth a reported £22 million.
The 21-year-old has looked sharp in pre-season so far and has been tipped to hit the ground running when Manchester United start their Premier League campaign against Tottenham on Saturday at Old Trafford.
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Shaw was another big-money arrival at Manchester United last year and although he failed to have the impact he would have liked in his maiden campaign, he believes the arrival of Depay has been a big boost for the club as they go in search of a title challenge this year.
Speaking during an interview with the Dutchman during Manchester United's pre-season tour, the former Southampton ace said: "I’ve got on well with Memphis Depay. He’s a different character. It’s good for the changing room and he’s confident about his own ability. It’s something new to have but it’s very good to have."
Depay is one of five new arrivals at Old Trafford so far this summer, with Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin, Matteo Darmian and Sergio Romero all on board.
Boss Louis van Gaal has splashed in excess of £200 million on new players over the last 12 months, and with plenty of time in the window still to go there could be more new arrivals.
The Red Devils are in need of a new defender as well as a new striker, with Tottenham's Harry Kane the latest name to be linked with a switch.