Cocu backs Depay to be a success at Manchester United

The coach has overseen the forward’s development over the past two seasons and says he has the tools to become a star at Old Trafford

PSV boss Phillip Cocu is confident Memphis Depay will make a success of his move to Manchester United.

The Eredivisie champions confirmed on Tuesday that Depay will join United in June subject to a medical after the clubs agreed a fee in the region of €27.5 million.

The 21-year-old enjoyed a stellar World Cup and carried that scintillating form into his domestic performances, scoring 21 goals in 28 games as Cocu’s men ran away with the title.

Former Netherlands midfielder Cocu has no doubt he will relish the chance to showcase his talents in the Premier League next season.

He said: “Memphis is ready for this. We at PSV are very happy for him, including all of his team-mates. That says a lot about the team spirit we have here.

“He has made huge progression this season in terms of effectivity and is losing possession a lot less than before. He has huge drive to improve himself and is always looking for new challenges.

“Because of that and other things, I really think he has what it takes to be succesful at a big club like Manchester United.”

The move to Old Trafford will see Depay reunited with Louis van Gaal, under whom Netherlands reached the World Cup final in Brazil last summer.

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