Speaking at Memphis Depaya s unveiling at Manchester United, manager Louis Van Gaal warned the Dutchman that playing in the English Premier League was a not easya , indicating that the likes of Angel Di Maria, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind faced a lot of problems in their first year at the club.
Memphis Depay was officially presented as a player at Manchester United amidst comparisons with Cristiano Ronaldo which were modestly shot down by the Dutch international. Promising a lot of goals and assists, Depay highlighted the fact that he was hungry to win trophies at Old Trafford.
“I don’t want to compare myself with someone like that. Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best players in the world but I don’t want to talk too much, I want to let my feet speak.a
However manager Louis Van Gaal warned the Dutchman that it would take him time to adjust to the rigours of the English Premier League while highlighting the a troublesomea season experienced by Angel Di Maria, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind in their debut season.
“I think Memphis is one of the few highly talented players his age. He is full of confidence and will say what he is thinking and feeling but he will also notice that it is not so easy in the Premier League.a
a Rojo, Di Maria and Blind had problems so we will give Memphis time also.a
Angel Di Maria suffered an uncomfortable start to his career at Manchester United. While he struggled with injury concerns and off-field incidents, the Argentine also lost his place in the starting line-up to Ashley Young as reports link him with a move to PSG and Bayern Munich this summer. Manchester United will therefore be keen to not pile the pressure on Memphis Depay as doubts remain over Angel Di Maria’s future at the club.