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Memphis Depay expected to replace Anthony Martial

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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is likely to replace Anthony Martial with Memphis Depay for Saturday's clash against Watford. 

This has been reported by the Telegraph, who claim that Depay could be handed a role in attack alongside captain Wayne Rooney. 

The versatile forward has struggled for opportunities recently, having failed to hit top form under the guidance of Louis van Gaal. It appears, though, that with Martial a doubt for this weekend's Premier League game, Depay could return to the limelight. 

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Martial may well be set for a stint on the sidelines after picking up a foot injury at Wembley last night, but it's far from certain as to how long the talented Frenchman will be out of action for.

United fans will certainly be hoping to see the teenager return to the side sooner rather than later, but it's now seemingly unlikely that he will be passed fit for the Watford showdown.

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Time to shine

Ultimately, Saturday's lunch-time kick-off could represent a huge opportunity for Depay to prove his credentials once again.

Let's be honest, it has been a tricky period for the former PSV ace, but he shouldn't be underestimated despite his slow start to life in the Premier League.

With a great deal of pace and trickery, Depay has the attributes to succeed at the highest level, so there's no reason why he won't come to prominence on English soil. This weekend's contest could prove the perfect tonic for the enigmatic youngster.

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