Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has pleaded with supporters to allow new signing Memphis Depay time to adapt to the Barclays Premier League next season.
The highly-rated PSV Eindhoven winger is set to complete his move to Old Trafford once the transfer window opens on July 1 in a deal reported to be in the region of £25million (via BBC Sport)
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Depay, who completed his medical on Monday as reported by the club’s official website, will arrive in England with a big reputation despite his tender years after finishing the campaign in Holland as the league’s top scorer with 22 goals in just 30 apperances as PSV clinched their first Eredivisie title in seven seasons.
But his manager from next year has stressed the importance to United fans in not expecting too much from the 21-year-old during his debut season in the Premier League:
“Youth is very important to this club and is a very big part of my philosophy as a manager.” van Gaal said (via Mirror Online)
“The plan is to help him develop as a player, but we must all be patient.”
“The Premier League is very different from any other league and it will take time for him to fully adapt to the pace and unforgiving nature of football in this country.” The Dutchman added.