Memphis Depay scores brilliant brace in PSV Eindhoven training session

Published Add your comment

Football News

Manchester United fans got a hint of what was to come after new signing Memphis Depay scored four goals during a training session with PSV Eindhoevn - two of which were absolutely beauties.

The Dutch international put pen to paper on a four year contract in a deal worth a reported £22 million last week, and will link up with his new team-mates at the end of the current campaign.

It seems as though his Manchester United team-mates will have to be on their toes from day one if his latest efforts are anything to go by. The talented youngster started things off by angling a wonderful chip into the top corner past the goalkeeper, before he then nonchalantly curled a shot into the top corner.

Depay has demonstrated his fine goalscoring touch all season long for PSV, managing 22 goals to all but secure the golden boot and help his side win the Dutch league title.

It was that form in front of goal plus his efforts under Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal for Holland at the World Cup that persuaded the Red Devils to make their move for him amidst serious interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool - although Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has denied that.

Van Gaal confirmed after announcing the deal that he had been forced into action because PSG were lurking, while PSV technical director Marcel has since insisting Liverpool were on the scene before Manchester United declared their interest.


"I didn't speak with Brendan Rodgers," he said. "I had contact with Ian Ayre. I know there were some problems with (Daniel) Sturridge, maybe that changed the decision.

"I don't know. I'm not in the club of Liverpool. I don't know what the policies are inside. But Man United were very fast and that changed the decision for Memphis. He made the final decision. He made his choice. We are happy with the transfer to Man United."


Memphis Depay has all the talent in the world, and it's hard to escape the feeling that he is going to light up the Premier League. 

He's been compared to Cristiano Ronaldo in the past and it's easy to see why; he's quick and has a wicked shot on him. However it is far too early to put too much pressure on him. He needs to time to develop in order to show what he can do - just like Ronaldo did.

How good do you think Memphis Depay can be?

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League
Manchester United

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again