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Ruud van Nistelrooy enjoying Memphis Depay’s early success at Manchester United

by Leo Nieboer

Former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy is delighted with Memphis Depay‘s bright start to life at Old Trafford.

The winger announced himself as a Manchester United player in blistering fashion with a match winning brace in the first leg of Man United’s Champions League qualifier against Club Brugge.

Van Nistelrooy, through his involvement with the Dutch national side, oversaw the youngster’s incredible progression as a footballer after joining the setup in March 2014.

The 39-year-old, who knows a thing or two about scoring goals for United, outlined his satisfaction with Memphis’ displays in the early stages of this season.

“I enjoy it,” said van Nistelrooy when asked about Memphis’ most recent performance in a United shirt.

“I’m reliving it through him. Scoring your first goal at Old Trafford is the best thing there is.

“It is now important for him to build on those goals. He must continue to perform at the same level. I will definitely talk to him about that.”

Memphis, who is still finding his feet at Old Trafford, would benefit hugely from taking advice from one the most prolific goal-scorers of all time.

Having said that, the Dutchman’s most recent performance suggests he is right at home and brimming with confidence under Louis van Gaal.

In an encounter that was swamped with anxiety, Memphis single handedly changed the direction of United’s crucial Champions League qualifier with Brugge. Despite being a young player from the Eredivisie, Memphis has arrived at Old Trafford with a considerable amount of menace and fearlessness.

These attributes will serve Van Gaal well when it comes to massive games against fellow title contenders, since Memphis is clearly not the type to disappear in important encounters, and therefore a valuable asset.

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