Manchester United new boy Memphis Depay struck two superb goals to overturn a one-goal deficit against Club Brugge in the Champions League. Louis van Gaal’s side picked up a 3-1 victory over their Belgian opponents.
Depay has received a mixed reception from fans and pundits alike following his first two outings for the Red Devils, Memphis has finally begun to repay the hefty £31 million fee that took him to Old Trafford.
The attacker struggled to make an impact against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League opener, he appeared lively against Aston Villa, but missed an opportunity which would have broken his duck with his new side.
However, any doubts there might have been about the forward’s credentials were exploded on Tuesday evening during a dramatic first half against Club Brugge.
United welcomed the Belgian heavyweights to Old Trafford for their Champions League playoff first-leg.
After falling behind to a Michael Carrick own goal, the mood was gloomy at the home of the 20-time English champions.
However, Brugge perhaps hadn’t counted on United’s new recruit finally coming to life.
The forward’s first goal was a thing of beauty—a mesmerising marriage of agility, balance and lethal finishing.
— Sportsvibe (@Sportsvibe) August 18, 2015
His second—another stonking effort—may well go a long way to firing Louis van Gaal’s side into the Champions League group stage.
Marouane Fellaini made it three at the death-effectively ending the tie-as Brugge were reduced to ten men following the dismissal of Brandon Mechele.