Memphis Depay passes Manchester United medical

Memphis Depay to Manchester United

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Memphis Depay has moved a step closer to rubber-stamping his move to Manchester United after passing a stringent medical.

The Reds announced last week that they had captured the Dutch international from PSV Eindhoven after agreeing to pay a fee of £25million, but a medical still had to be completed.

That was done late on Monday evening and United took to their official website to break the news.

The Reds now have to wait until the transfer window opens in June before they can finalise his registration, which should be a formality.

Depay was top goalscorer in the Dutch Eredivisie with 22 goals last season, but former Reds skipper Gary Neville says the 21-year-old will have to be given time to settle in and has called for patience.

“It’s a typical Manchester United signing to sign someone who has got potential but hasn’t yet grown to become the finished product,” Neville said.

“United have done that over the years, particularly with foreign players.

“I think Depay looks like an exciting player but there’s a lot of obstacles to overcome to determine as to whether he’s going to become the real deal.

“He’s got to settle in the country and get used to playing football in Manchester. It will be different but it fits the bill in terms of him being a young player.”

Boss Louis van Gaal also believes Depay needs to be given time to adapt but is confident he will do so after working with him when coach of the Dutch national side at the World Cuplast summer.

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