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Roy Makaay says there's one big reason why Memphis Depay will settle at Man United

The Netherlands international completed a £22.3 million move to the Premier League earlier this summer.

Manchester United already have a strong Dutch contingent.
Manchester United already have a strong Dutch contingent.
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LOUIS VAN GAAL’S presence at Manchester United will help Memphis Depay settle in England, according to former Netherlands international Roy Makaay.

Depay is set to link up with his new team-mates following his summer move from PSV Eindhoven and Makaay believes there is little danger of the winger flopping in the Premier League.

United have a strong Dutch contingent, with the likes of Robin van Persie, Daley Blind and Van Gaal already at the club, and Makaay insists that they will help the 21-year-old adapt.

“It won’t be easy for him but he has the quality to become a good buy,” Makaay told United’s official website. “He’s a great player, a very attacking player with some nice touches, and he was top scorer in the Dutch league last season, of course.

“There will be some pressure on him because the pressure is always high in this kind of situation. But he’s from the same country as the coach and I understand the main reason Depay signed for United, instead of another club, was because Van Gaal is there.

“I think it’s good that there’s not just Van Gaal there as a coach but also Van Persie and Blind to help Memphis adapt at the beginning and get used to English football.”

Originally published at 10.44

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