Memphis Depay backed to succeed by Arjen Robben

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Manchester United midfielder Memphis Depay has been backed to succeed in the Premier League by Dutchman Arjen Robben. 

Robben, who has played alongside Depay at international level, has insisted that the Red Devil is 'very talented' but needs time to prove his credentials. 

In fact, Robben, who previously played in the Premier League for Chelsea, has insisted that you shouldn't underestimate just how long it takes to adapt to the English game. 


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After a high-profile move from PSV, Depay has failed to express himself at Old Trafford - he has netted just two goals in 27 Premier League outings this term - but it's easy to forget that he's still only 22-years-old. 

Robben, then, certainly doesn't believe that the Manchester United number seven should be written off just yet. 

Memphis can still shine 

He told Match of the Day Magazine in quotes reported by the Daily Mail: "He's a very talented player, but you can't underestimate how big a step it is up to the Premier League, and especially to a big club like Man United.

"He's still very young -- you have to give him some time. The talent is there -- he's got everything that he needs to be a success in England!"

Robben has also hailed Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez following his incredible season at the King Power stadium. 

Class of Mahrez 

Mahrez was named Premier League Player of the Year and also helped Claudio Ranieri's side secure the most unlikely of titles. 

With 17 goals and 11 assists in England's elite division this term, it has truly been a special year for the Algerian, who certainly has an admirer in Robben. 

The Bayern star continued by saying: "From what I've seen, and even more what I've heard, he looks very good -- a very talented player. That's maybe the only negative thing about it.

"Because they're doing so well, other clubs will probably be hunting. He looks very good. But more as a team -- the way they pay as a team is impressive!"

Both Depay and Mahrez have had very different seasons, of course, but there's no reason why the former won't be able to step up in the 20161/7 campaign. 

Mahrez, on the other hand, will be hoping to continue to establish himself as one of the best players in the Premier League. 

Can Memphis still be a success at Manchester United? Have your say below! 

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