Van Gaal praises Memphis, “effective” Manchester United after UEFA Champions

“We have to travel to Bruges and finish the job”. The winners go into the groups stage of the competition.


The line, however, was part of an answer in which Van Gaal explained his reluctance to single out individual players for praise and the United manager said that Depay’s true value to the squad could be seen in the example he set for his younger teammates. “I must admit I’m a bit disappointed because I could have scored the last two chances and got a hat-trick”, he said.

A superb individual performance from summer signing, Memphis, helped United to take control of the tie at the first-leg.

He added: “We knew that we needed one more goal to make us feel more comfortable when it comes to the next game but, overall, we are very happy with how it ended”.

Victor Vazquez’s free-kick from deep on the left flicked off Adnan Januzaj and in attempting to clear the ball, Carrick succeeded only shinning it past his own goalkeeper, Sergio Romero, from 16 yards.

The video, shot by a passing fan, shows fans of the Belgian side goading United supporters as they were being held outside Hotel Football, close to the stadium.

The 21-year-old Netherlands winger joined United from PSV Eindhoven in the offseason for £25 million (now $39 million), with a reputation as one of the hottest prospects in Europe.

The number seven shirt has an iconic status at Old Trafford – as well as Ronaldo, think George Best, David Beckham and Eric Cantona.

“He’s never satisfied. I like that”, Van Gaal said.

“You have to know what you are doing and what you can do and your desire to improve is higher and that is Memphis”. “And that’s Memphis”.

Man United legend Lou Macari has suggested that Wayne Rooney’s goalless start to the new season is down to the fact that he is carrying too much weight, the Daily Express report.

The home team’s third goal was assisted by an arrow of a cross from Memphis Depay, who broke out of his mini-slump in a big way with a pair of first-half goals.

Memphis tried to replicate his second goal immediately after the break with a carbon copy move, but he could only fire wide of the target, before seeing a low 25-yard effort saved just a few minutes later. However, it took United five minutes to equalise as the Dutch global opened his account for his new club.


“I’m very happy for him because a player needs that”.

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