In Brazil 2014, Van Gaal and his Dutch team were in business, they came out in their blue kit and Louis in his white shirt with the bright orange tie, the look of professionalism was refreshing for a side that are regarded as one of the best footballing nations in the world.
Louis Van Gaal adopted a new playing style which was fresh and new, so good in fact, that in their first game they crushed former champions Spain 5-1.
After the world cup the news was immense, suddenly Louis Van Gaal wanted every Dutchman in the world, Strootman, Blind, Robben, Martins Indi and even Ron Vlaar was shortlisted as a target, and only Blind was actually a realistic piece of news. The press took the easy route in naming every Dutchman, it was the easy option,it just made perfect sense that Van Gaal would move for the team that finished third place in the world’s most recognised sporting event.
After the news of Arjen Robben joining was ended, United fans just forgot about the endless talents that were supposedly joining the philosophy of Van Gaal.
But just recently,a player of 21 years old, a winger, with 20 goals in 30 appearances who plays for PSV Eindhoven has been severely linked, although a clear-cut figure has not been made clear, there is only one player who could fit these stats, Memphis Depay.
He has electrifying pace, silky dribbling and even an eye for the goal, he is what United have lacked this season, he is not only a skilful talent but at the age of 21, a good 10 years service would easily welcome him into open arms at United.
Van Gaal has recently demanded a “20 goal a season striker”, Depay has a fantastic goal record and will fit the agenda.
Also a bonus, Van Gaal is reported to have a fantastic relationship with young Memphis, he even gave him his first cap for Holland and managed to give him a game where he scored against Australia. This week Van Gaal even watched the Holland game against Spain with a member of United’s backroom staff, and has even allegedly told Depay to “wait for Manchester United” which should put of any clubs also admiring the young Dutchman’s talent.
He would be a dream come true if we managed to secure his signature, alas there is the awful condition United fans must endure, why is there always a doubt? Memphis Depay has been linked to arguably the best team in the world Real Madrid, we need Memphis to favour Van Gaal. And where would he fit?, at the moment United posses; Mata, Young,Di Maria, Januzaj and Valencia, a huge array of winger options, with Mata in form and Di Maria being one of the best players in the world young Depay may struggle to be welcomed into Manchester life, but after all, he must work to be played.
A potential winger partnership of Januzaj and Depay in the foreseeable future is mouth-watering, what a partnership of young players!
The constant press news on Depay is promising and things are looking up, if Van Gaal really favours Depay then we must act, with Real Madrid closely watching in the wings Van Gaal has to tell Ed Woodward to get his chequebook out this summer, and make this dream a reality!