Manchester United’s Daley Blind backs Memphis Depay to score plenty of goals

Jamie Redknapps argues that Adnan Januzaj is a “more talented” player than Manchester United teammate Memphis Depay.


Depay failed to trouble Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in a 1-0 win on his debut on the opening day of the Premier League season.

The Netherlands worldwide wasted a brilliant chance to open his United account in their 1-0 victory over Aston Villa at Villa Park last night.

‘I think they have signed Memphis Depay for £31million, but they already had somebody in their ranks that is more talented, he (Januzaj) is a special player.

“I like a second striker in that position more than a third midfielder”, said Van Gaal. You’ve seen how much quality he has and how strong he is.

Manchester United forward Memphis Depay has revealed that he used to play as his captain Wayne Rooney on the Playstation. But United defender Daley Blind had urged caution over the expectations of Depay in the early weeks of his Premier League career.

“Villa got the goal and won the game to take the three points but Villa Park is always a terrific ground for us and I’m expecting us to go there and get something out of the game. It was a great goal, he finished it very well with his right foot and we’re happy with him“. I remember the first time I saw him playing for United, the two goals he scored against Sunderland.

Along with Robson, George Best also wore the famous shirt number, alongside Cantona, Beckham and Ronaldo in more recent years.

“So I don’t think that’s going to be a hassle to him, otherwise he wouldn’t have accepted the no. 7 shirt as soon as it was offered to him. He’s a special player in this team, he can turn people inside out as he did today when he produced a piece of skill to leave Micah Richards for dead before finding the back of the net”.


“He drifts past people and has a unique talent like that”.

Wayne Rooney No shots for Manchester United at Aston Villa