Arjen Robben believes Memphis Depay will fire Manchester United to the Premier League title this season

Depay joined United from PSV for £25m this summer

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Arjen Robben says that Memphis Depay will fire Manchester United to the Premier League title this season, and his Holland team-mate can become one of the "best players in the world" at United.

Bayern Munich winger Robben, 31, won the Premier League twice with Chelsea, in 2005 and 2006, and has been keeping a keen eye on United's progress, as he played under Van Gaal at Bayern, and is an international team-mate of Depay's.

"[Memphis Depay] can become one of the top players in the world at Manchester United," Robben told The Mirror.

"He is already at such a high level, but playing at one of the biggest clubs in the world he will get even better. Manchester United will want to get back to winning trophies, and he will be a big part of that.

"I know that there was ­Liverpool and Manchester United ­interested in him, but it was an easy decision for him. There would have been no reason for him to join a club not playing in the Champions League, and Louis van Gaal is one of the best coaches in the world.


"Memphis can become the complete player under his ­Van Gaal’s guidance. It will not be easy, it never is when there are so many new players to settle him, but I think Louis could win the league with Manchester United this year.

"It's his team now, his players, and if the new signings settle quickly, I think it’s possible."


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