Speaking after scoring his first goal in a Manchester United shirt, new signing Memphis Depay promised an exciting start to his career at Old Trafford by commenting that his debut goal was the a first of manya at his new club.
Playing an important role in Manchester Uniteda s 3-1 win over San Jose Earthquakes, Memphis Depay linked up well with captain Wayne Rooney as he opened his account in a red shirt even though the goal came during the cluba s pre-season tour in the United States of America.
This Is The First Of Many
Highlighting his position as a striker or an attacking midfielder, Depay complimented himself on reading the situation well which enabled him to put the ball in the back of the net.
a It’s a great feeling. I’m a striker or attacking midfielder so it’s always nice to score goals and give assists. Today was my first one and, I think, the first of many so I keep working on it.a
“Of course, it was a mistake by the defender but Wayne was putting pressure on him so he made the mistake. I was reading the situation. I already thought, like gambling, that he was going to lose the ball so I was there and made my first goal.”
I’m A Striker Or Attacking Midfielder
It will be interesting to see how Louis Van Gaal chooses to use the 21 year Dutch international in the upcoming season. Capable of playing on the wings and leading the teama s attack as a striker, Memphis Depay has the potential to play an important role in Van Gaala s second season at Old Trafford. His position on the pitch is likely to be determined by the type of players that are likely to arrive or depart from the club in the coming weeks.
Manchester United are reportedly on the market for a new striker even though the responsibility seems to be on Wayne Rooney to chaperone the teama s attack. At the same time, Angel Di Maria is also reported to be on his way out of the club with PSG being the likely destination for the Argentine international.
If Manchester United prove to be unable to land a new striker this transfer season, then one can expect to see the talented Dutchman playing in a No 9 position. However the departure of Angel Di Maria could see him being pushed to the flanks where he will be used as a winger opposite the likes of Ashley Young.