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FIFA 16: Memphis Depay is the best free-kick taker in the Premier League

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Developers of EA Sports' FIFA 16 have rated Manchester United wide-man Memphis Depay as the best free-kick taker in the Premier League.

The Dutch winger was famed for his dead-ball ability at PSV Eindhoven but is yet to showcase those talents for the Red Devils.

Despite being the best in England, Memphis is sixth overall with Bayer Leverkusen's Hakan Calhanoglu topping the list. Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo is second while Lionel Messi and Marco Reus are the other big names in the top ten.

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Turkish midfielder, Calhanoglu, is a dead-ball specialist and his free-kicks have been vital in helping Leverkusen challenge in the Bundesliga.

Memphis, who signed from PSV for £31million in the summer, has struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League but has scored three goals in as many Champions League matches.

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The 21-year-old opened the scoring against his former club on Tuesday night but was helpless as United surrendered their lead, falling to a 2-1 defeat.

The Dutch forward has showcased his obvious ability in the Champions League, scoring two stunning strikes in the play-off home leg against Club Brugge.

He will be hoping his European performances can transfer to the Premier League, as his showings to date have been somewhat underwhelming.

Louis van Gaal substituted the youngster after a disappointing 45 minutes against Liverpool, and the introduction of Ashley Young changed the dynamics of the game.

The Dutch international has, so far, struggled to live up to his price tag, but the signs are there that he can become a vital player for Man United in the future.

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