Memphis Depay: I'm learning from Wayne Rooney at Manchester United

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Manchester United summer signing Memphis Depay has revealed that he's constantly learning from Wayne Rooney after arriving at the club.

The Dutch winger has been a big hit with Red Devils supporters since arriving from the Eredivisie, most notably bagging a crucial brace in the 3-1 victory against Club Brugge in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier.

Learning curve

Memphis is under no illusions that he still has plenty to learn in the Premier League however, and admits that captain Rooney is the man to turn to if he has any questions.

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“Wayne Rooney helps me a lot. He has a lot of experience. He already knows everything about the football world so if I have any questions I can ask him,” he told the official Manchester United website.

The new No.7 was speaking after the 0-0 draw against Newcastle at Old Trafford on Saturday, and Memphis admits it was frustrating that his side were unable to put away any of their chances.

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However, the winger insisted that the Red Devils can't dwell on the fact that they've only scored twice in the league so far this season – one of them being an own goal – and must focus on the challenge that lies ahead of them in Belgium.

Frustrated United

“It was frustrating, We started great and sharp and we created some chances but didn't finish them off. In the second half we also created some more chances but again we didn't finish it so that was the frustration,” he added.

“When you look back you have to say it was one of those days but we have to start finishing. But we have to look forward and train and be ready for Club Brugge on Wednesday.”

Depay Adapting

Focusing specifically on his own game, the 21-year-old concluded that he needs to work on his finishing to make a regular impact this season.

He also highlighted the key difference between life in the English and Dutch top flight, admitting that defences are more organised and therefore harder to break down and beat.

“Opponents are more organised here. The Premier League is stronger than in Holland and everybody knows that. I could have finished a couple of chances but I didn't and I have to work on that.”

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