Manchester United must sign this star, claims former Dutch footballer

Johan Derksen believes Manchester United must move for Memphis Depay in the summer.

Depay is one of the most in-demand stars in world football, and the Mirror have reported that Manchester United are keen on signing him in the summer.

The 20-year-old winger, who can also play as a forward, has netted an incredible 21 goals in 26 games in all competitions this term, taking his career tally to 43 in 110. Playing with Eredivisie club PSV, Depay has been a key part of the side performing so well, and who now sit 12 points clear of second placed Ajax at the top of the league.

Also a full Dutch international, Depay has two goals in 13 games on the world stage - both of which came in the 2014 World Cup. Having played under Louis van Gaal for the Netherlands, it is believed that United may hold an advantage in signing the youngster as long as van Gaal remains coach, and a summer move to Old Trafford is looking likely.

With the current turgid style of play utilised by the Red Devils at this moment in time, the signing of Depay could turn out to be a masterstroke, as he would add pace, creativity and a goal threat to a side lacking in all three traits. Able to play all along the front line, the youngster could be a roaring success with United, and former Dutch footballer Johan Derksen believes that he will be a sensation at Old Trafford, and that United must be looking at him ahead of the summer transfer window.

Speaking to Dutch media outlet SoccerNews, Derksen said: “If I was Louis van Gaal I would get him every time. He'll be a real sensation there, Van Gaal has no real man for the left wing.”

There are a few players at United who can fill in on the left wing position, with Angel Di Maria, Ashley Young and Adnan Januzaj all capable of putting in top class performances. However, none of that group possess the same qualities as Depay, and the Red Devils would be rueing their mistake if they don’t approach him, and he ends up signing for one of their Premier League rivals instead.

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