Manchester United transfer news: Louis van Gaal watches Memphis Depay for Netherlands

United eye a move for the 'next Arjen Robben' in the summer

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal watched on as Memphis Depay played in the Netherlands' victory over Spain this week.

The Red Devils boss managed the PSV winger with the Dutch national team at the World Cup and is eyeing a summer raid for the 21-year-old.

Dubbed the 'new Arjen Robben', Depay has now been placed right at the top of United's wish list, according to the Manchester Evening News.

Van Gaal was joined by part of his backroom team to watch Holland beat Spain in Amsterdam on Tuesday.

The Reds and Eindhoven had done business before, notably when Jaap Stam and then Ruud van Nistelrooy moved to Old Trafford in 1998 and 2001.

Director Sir Alex Ferguson and the United hierarchy were disappointed in 2003 when their move to sign Robben failed.

Chelsea eventually secured his signature, for £12m, and the Dutchman went on to lift the Premier League trophy before winning the Champions League with Bayern Munich.