Gary Neville explains why Manchester United should not expect too much from Memphis Depay

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Gary Neville has warned Manchester United fans over expecting too much from Memphis Depay.

Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has warned fans about placing heavy expectations on Memphis Depay.

Speaking to Breathe Sport, Neville noted that he expected inconsistency from the Dutchman.

Depay signed for the Red Devils earlier this summer from PSV, after firing his former side to the Eredivisie title.

Neville believes supporters must be cautious about expecting similar results in the Premier League.

He said: "I think with young forwards you rarely get consistency so it's important not to expect too much."

Neville of course played alongside three-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, but in his opening years at Old Trafford the former Sporting Lisbon starlet was a far cry from the player he is today.

Depay is arguably United's most exciting summer signing to date, and could even play up front for them, and Louis van Gaal will hope he can be their answer to Chelsea's Eden Hazard.

United are not making it easy for Depay, with only Wayne Rooney as a clear first team striker to supply to. Likewise the imminent sale of Angel di Maria places pressure on the Dutch international to produce, as opposed to if he was competing for a spot and could be eased in to life at Old Trafford.

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