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'In Holland it was easy for Memphis Depay, at Manchester United he must adjust quickly'

Mark van Bommel believes his former team-mate has the technical ability to make it in Manchester.

FORMER NETHERLANDS INTERNATIONAL Mark van Bommel believes Memphis Depay can be a success at Manchester United, though he will have to adjust quickly to life in England.

The winger completed his move from PSV Eindhoven to Old Trafford on Friday for a fee of around £22.3 million as Louis van Gaal begins putting together a side to improve on their fourth-placed showing last season.

And Van Bommel, who played with Depay at PSV before retiring in 2013, feels the winger will have to lift his performance level and listen to experienced players around him after reports of off-field issues.

“Memphis Depay can do well because he [Van Gaal] worked with him at the World Cup,” he told Goal.

“It is easier for him to come into this club. If you don’t’ know the coach and you come from abroad it is not so easy.

“It is difficult to predict but he has qualities. You need wingers like Cristiano Ronaldo, [Arjen] Robben, [Franck] Ribery, [Lionel] Messi, Neymar.

“In Holland it was easy for him, and now he has to make the next step. He has come to a fantastic club and now it is time to adjust to that level. He has to adjust really quickly.

He has the technical skills. He has to be focused. But if he goes into the locker room and does stupid things there are players who will say ‘Hey, Memphis. Easy, settle down and play.’

“He has the potential but if am not saying he is the new Messi because I can see the headlines!”

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