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Van Basten lauds new Man Utd signing Depay

Legendary Dutch striker Marco van Basten believes Manchester United will not regret signing Memphis Depay. Netherlands international Depay has agreed a deal to join United from PSV when the transfer window opens at the end of June, linking up once more with his former national team boss Louis van Gaal.

Asked whether or not there are other talents in the Eredivisie comparable with his young compatriot, Van Basten told Sky Sports: "No. He's a special talent. He's better than the rest.

"He's a very good player. He's a young star who is strong and has his own ideas, which I think is a good thing for a player.

"He's also a guy who still wants to learn and he's in good hands with Louis van Gaal who has already worked with him at the World Cup.

"He now has to demonstrate that he can also play well in England. He will show that to you. I don't know whether it will be quick and come in the first year but he has the skills to succeed in England."

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