Memphis Depay: Manchester United sign Dutch forward
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Memphis Depay: Manchester United sign Dutch forward

Fola Akintomide

PSV winger Memphis Depay, who will join Manchester United in the summer, said it was “impossible” to say no to the Old Trafford club.

The 21-year-old, who starred for Louis van Gaal’s Netherlands during the 2014 World Cup, helping them to the semi-finals, was PSV’s key man as they lifted their first Eredivisie title in seven years, and will now move to Old Trafford in the summer – subject to a medical.

[Manchester United to sign £25m Memphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven]

Prior to the announcement that he will depart Eindhoven for Manchester in the summer, there had been much speculation surrounding Depay’s future, but he has revealed that working with his former national boss played a big role in the decision to join United.

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“Working with Van Gaal again is a big bonus,” he said to SEG Football. “For me Manchester United is an absolute dream club so I didn’t need any convincing about the quality of the guys already there.

“I’m looking forward to playing alongside a few of my Dutch team-mates but also all the other players as well. You can’t deny the interest of a club like Manchester United.”

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