Belfast Telegraph

Depay completes United medical

Memphis Depay has completed his medical at Manchester United, the club have confirmed.

United released the news in a brief statement on their official website, adding that they will " now work towards finalising his registration when the international transfer window opens in June".

Depay, who was the top scorer in the Eredivisie this season with 22 goals, has signed from PSV Eindhoven for £25million.

Despite Depay's high-profile arrival, former United captain Gary Neville has urged fans to give their new acquisition time to settle at Old Trafford.

Neville believes the 21-year-old still has much to learn if he is blossom into the world-class player he and United hope he will become.

Neville told Sky Sports: "It's a typical Manchester United signing to sign someone who has got potential but hasn't yet grown to become the finished product.

"United have done that over the years, particularly with foreign players.

"I think Depay looks like an exciting player but there's a lot of obstacles to overcome to determine as to whether he's going to become the real deal.

"He's got to settle in the country and get used to playing football in Manchester. It will be different but it fits the bill in terms of him being a young player."

Manager Louis van Gaal gave a similar assessment of Depay when writing in his programme notes for Sunday's 1-1 draw against Arsenal.

Van Gaal handed Depay his international debut in October 2013 and took him to the World Cup the following summer, where he scored twice in four appearances for Holland.

"I have worked with Memphis during last summer's World Cup with the Netherlands and he has great potential," Van Gaal wrote.

"The plan is to help him develop as a player, but we must all be patient.

"The Premier League is very different from any other league and it will take time for him to fully adapt to the pace and unforgiving nature of football in this country."


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