Arjen Robben expects Memphis Depay to become one of the world's best

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Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben has insisted that Manchester United new-boy Memphis Depay can become one of the world's best players at Old Trafford. 

As reported by the Mirror, Robben, who stars alongside Depay on the international scene for the Netherlands, has even suggested that the youngster rejected the advances of Liverpool in favour of a switch to Manchester. 

In fact, the Bayern star has gone on to claim that Red Devils chief Louis van Gaal is one of the best coaches in world football and has the credentials to turn United's new No.7 into the complete player. 


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The Dutch international told the Mirror: “He can become one of the top players in the world at Manchester United.

“He is already at such a high level, but playing at one of the biggest clubs in the world he will get even better. Manchester United will want to get back to winning trophies, and he will be a big part of that.

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“I know that there was ­Liverpool and Manchester United ­interested in him, but it was an easy decision for him. There would have been no reason for him to join a club not playing in the Champions League, and Louis van Gaal is one of the best coaches in the world.

“Memphis can become the complete player under his ­[Van Gaal's] guidance. It will not be easy, it never is when there are so many new players to settle him, but I think Louis could win the league with Manchester United this year.

“It’s his team now, his players, and if the new signings settle quickly, I think it’s possible.”

Exciting time

There's no doubt about it, Depay is one of the most exciting young players in world football, and may well become a leading player for Manchester United for many years to come. 

Ultimately, against Club Brugge in the Champions League qualifier on Tuesday night, the talented wide-man started to show exactly what he's all about. A creator and goalscorer, the Dutchman really does have the credentials to become the Red Devils' talisman sooner rather than later. 

Of course, he will have to work hard to become one of the very best, but he certainly appears ready for the challenge. Liverpool's loss is most definitely Manchester United's gain. 

Will Memphis Depay become one of the world's best players? Have your say below! 

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