Memphis Depay describes Man Utd as his 'dream club'

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Depay excited to be joining Man Utd
Depay excited to be joining Man Utd

Memphis Depay has described Manchester United as his 'dream club' after he became Louis van Gaal's first big name signing of what is expected to be a hectic summer of spending.

Depay turned down rival bids from Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool to agree a deal with Liverpool and he is clearly excited to link up with Van Gaal, after the pair enjoyed a successful working relationship with the Dutch national team at last summer's World Cup finals.

"It was an exciting and pretty hectic period, and to have a choice between so many top clubs doesn't make it any easier," said Depay.

"For me, Manchester United is an absolute dream club, so I didn't need any convincing of the guys who already play at Manchester United.

"They told me only positive things though, and I'm looking forward to playing with my Dutch teammates next to all the other great players of Manchester United. And working with manager Louis van Gaal again is also a big bonus."

Depay went on to insist he had not decided to join United for financial reasons, as his decision was made on sporting grounds.

"You shouldn't believe all the rumors in the media. In the end it was just a matter of feeling, not a matter of money," he added.

I've learned so much at PSV, not only on the pitch but also as a person. That makes me grateful, but I really felt it was time for me to move on. And you can't deny the interest of a club like Manchester United.

"I’m proud of winning the title with PSV. It’s something the fans deserved, and something I wanted so bad as well. I wish the club all the best for coming season, and hopefully they’re lifting a trophy again next year."