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Memphis Depay impressed under Louis Van Gaal for the Netherlands at the World CupReuters

One of the players who impressed under Louis Van Gaal for the Netherlands team in the World Cup Finals in Brazil could be on his way to Manchester United, after his current club admitted his exit is inevitable.

Memphis Depay impressed one and all with his displays, whenever given an opportunity, for Holland at the World Cup, even popping up with a goal or two, and as Van Gaal made his way to Old Trafford to take over as Manchester United manager, it was equally inevitable that Depay would be linked.

While Van Gaal did have an interest in bringing in Depay to Manchester United in the summer transfer window before the start of the season, a deal did not materialise, but a transfer could happen in January with PSV manager Phillip Cocu admitting the 20-year-old will be sold soon.

"Of course Memphis will be sold, you can't stop that but it's OK," Cocu told Helden. "It's great you can build up a player like him, who breaks through, succeeds at PSV then leaves the club when he's ready for a bigger step. That's great.

"I really thought it would be the best for him if he stayed here with us. It's important for him to play around fifty matches in a season before he makes the next step.

"Nothing else makes you a better player than a lot of games. He can become way better, he's so explosive."

Depay will certainly add just that little bit more cutting edge to this Manchester United side, with his pace and power, no doubt, giving the defenders plenty to worry about.

Adnan Januzaj has not quite hit the heights of last season, and with the likes of Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia, who has been used quite often at right-back, struggling for form as well, Van Gaal can certainly use a speedy winger, capable of creating and scoring goals, in his side.

PSV have set an asking price of £18 million, according to the Daily Express, and that amount should not pose much of a problem to Van Gaal and Manchester United.

While the priority during the January transfer window should be to bring in a central defender and a powerful central midfielder who can dominate games, signing Depay will only enhance this Manchester United squad, desperate for a top-four finish at the very least, heading into the second half of the season.

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