Ryan Giggs confident of Depay credentials

Former Wales international, Ryan Giggs has stated that summer signing from PSV Eindhoven, Memphis Depay has all the right credentials to become a top class player for Manchester United. The young Netherlands international signed for the Red Devils a few months back and Giggs, now the club’s assistant manager, believes that the playmaker is going to fill the void that was left following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Giggs says that Depay is a player who can score from freekicks which gives the team an extra boost for next season.

“He is the type Old Trafford will warm to,” Giggs told The Sunday Times. “He’s an exciting player, but there’s also substance behind it. He was top scorer in the Dutch league and got plenty of assists as well.

“He’s a ‘United’ type. Our fans demand exciting players, players who can get them off their seats and score spectacular goals.

“One thing we probably have lacked since Cristiano – and David Beckham before him – is free kicks. And it looks like Depay has a great track record from free kicks as well.

“Over a season, if you can score more from free kicks and corners it adds up and makes a real difference in winning games. So, no pressure… But hopefully he’ll score 10 free kicks every year.

“Old Trafford is the right stage for a player like him,” said Giggs. “Because if you try things that don’t come off the fans will stay behind you. You’re at a club where they want you to do things off the cuff, to entertain them.”