After a lot of speculation, Manchester United have finally roped in the young Dutch sensation Memphis Depay from Eredivisie champions PSV Eindhoven. Memphis Depay was linked with several other top European clubs including Manchester Uniteda s rivals Liverpool. Today, all the rumours were put to rest as the United and PSV agreed for a transfer deal of the Dutch attacker in the summer.
Memphis Depay has scored 27 goals in all competitions this season for PSV Eindhoven in 28 appearances and provided 4 assists. His stellar performance this season helped his club to bag the Eredivisie title after many years. The 21-year-old attacker who can play both as winger and forward is regarded as the next big thing in Netherlands football. He possesses exceptional skills, and his important on field traits are speedy runs down the flanks, sudden burst of pace, dribbling skills, and long range shots. The youngster has scored several long range goals this season for PSV Eindhoven.
Here are the top 5 goals which Memphis Depay has scored in the previous few years for club and country.Shakhtyor
1) Shakhtyor Soligorsk 0-2 PSV Eindhoven (UEFA Champions League, 28/8/2014)
Memphis Depay scored a brace for PSV Eindhoven to secure a win over Shakhtyor Soligorsk in the UEFA Europa League 2014. Among the two goals, the first goal was a sheer spectacle. Depay received a pass in the midfield and accelerated. He dribbled past one defender and entered the box where he edged past another with great skill and found the back of the net. The opponent defenders were bamboozled by Depay’s skills as he calmly edged past two defenders to score a wonderful goal.
2) Australia 2-3 Netherlands (FIFA World Cup 2014, 18/6/2014)
Memphis Depay scored the winning goal for Netherlands against Australia in a Group B encounter in the FIFA world Cup 2014. Arjen Robben had scored the opening goal for the Dutch, but Tim Cahill restored parity within a minute. Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak gave his team the lead from a penalty goal. Robin van Persie then equalised and Memphis Depay scored a screamer of a goal from some distance and won the game for his team. It was one of the best goals in the tournament.
3) PSV Eindhoven vs FC Utrecht 3-1 (Eredivisie, 7/2/2015)
Memphis Depay scored a splendid brace which guided PSV Eindhoven to a comfortable 3-1 win over FC Utrecht in the Eredivisie league. Depay scored two spectacular goals in the second half to seal his team’s fate. The first one was a result of a great team move. The attacker received the ball and ran down almost 30 yards dribbling past a defender and calmly finishing. The second goal was even better. He curled a fantastic free-kick which from 20 yards and ball smoothly went inside. The goalkeeper did not even move as he was the ball going inside.
4) Feyenoord 2-1 PSV Eindhoven (Eredivisie, 22/3/2015)
Memphis Depay scored an eye-catching consolation goal for his team as PSV Eindhoven went down 1-2 against Feyenoord in a league game in March. Feyenoord were up by two goals when Depay scored a spectacle from a long range in the 68th minute. He received a lay-off and whipped a curling shot into the far post. It can easily be considered among the best goals of the season.
4) PSV Eindhoven 4-1 SC Heerenveen (Eredivisie, 18/4/2015)
PSV Eindhoven hammered four goals past SC Heerenven to maintain their lead in the Eredivisie league table. Luuk De Jong scored (2), Memphis Depay and Luciano Narsingh were the goal scorers. Memphis Depay struck the second goal of the match for his team. PSV won a free-kick around 5 yards away from the penalty box. Depay took the attempt and converted an unbelievable goal. He curled the ball with intense power and it went through the top corner like a bullet.