Memphis Depay keen to improve finishing despite prolific goalscoring record

Memphis Depay keen to improve finishing despite prolific goalscoring record

Memphis Depay is keen to continue his progress and become a better finisher at Manchester United.

The 21-year-old has had fantastic progress in the last 12 months. He built on a successful 2014 World Cup campaign with Holland by having a stunning season with PSV where he scored 22 goals and helped them win the Eredivisie.

Depay earned himself the accolade of Europe’s most prolific free-kick taker with seven goals direct from them but despite how well he has done, Depay is only looking upwards to keep making himself even better.

“I learned a lot from Luc Nilis (striker coach PSV and former striker),” Depay told De Telegraaf.

“He had, and still has, a fantastic shot at goal. The finish and with free kicks I have there the last time really had much to.”

One particular area of his game that he wants to improve is scoring goals with his left foot.

He added: “I need to work on finishing with the left.

“He [Nilis] also taught me that the focus is on keeping the ball. Even with free kicks he taught me a lot. I shot against Go Ahead Eagles with a free kick in which the ball at the last moment turned to the right. The day before I had been working on the training ground with him and I feel he has helped me.”

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Goals were a big problem for Man United last season so it will be really exciting to see whether Depay can bring his goalscoring touch over from the Eredivisie.

After all, 22 goals is a fantastic return for a winger regardless of what league they play in and if he can bring a goalscoring threat back to the wings, much like Juan Mata and Ander Herrera have done through the centre last season, then United fans are going to be in for a treat next year.

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