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'Memphis can take Manchester United to the title'

The forward’s Netherlands international team-mate Arjen Robben believes that he could “become one of the top players in the world”.
Aug 20th 2015, 8:20 AM 7,053 66

NEW MANCHESTER UNITED star Memphis Depay can become one of the world’s best players and propel the club to trophy glory, according to Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben.

Memphis dazzled Red Devils fans with two goals against Club Brugge in the Champions League qualifier on Tuesday in only his third competitive game since joining the English giants from PSV.

His Netherlands international team-mate feels that working regularly with former Oranje coach Louis van Gaal can only be a good thing for the young forward and says that the Premier League title could be within reach this season.

“He can become one of the top players in the world at Manchester United,” Robben says.

“He is already at such a high level but, playing at one of the biggest clubs in the world, he will get even better. Manchester United will want to get back to winning trophies and he will be a big part of that.

“I know that there was ­Liverpool and Manchester United ­interested in him but it was an easy decision for him. There would have been no reason for him to join a club not playing in the Champions League and Louis van Gaal is one of the best coaches in the world – Memphis can become the complete player under his guidance.

“It will not be easy – it never is when there are so many new players to settle in – but I think Louis could win the league with Manchester United this year.

“It’s his team now, his players, and, if the new signings settle quickly, I think it’s possible.”

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