Manchester United will be out to secure their place in the knock-out stages of the Champions league when they take on PSV later tonight.
The Red Devils have overcome a relatively slow start to the campaign, losing their opening match to their midweek visitors. However since that 2-1 reversal they have won 2 and drawn 1 to move top of the group.
Louis Van Gaal’s men, 2nd in the Premier League, following weekend defeats for Manchester City and Arsenal, have 7 points, one more than PSV and Wolfsburg.
Memphis Depay was the match-winner against Watford last time out and the Dutch forward will be keen to build on his goal following a slow start to life in Manchester.
He will head into the clash with the backing of his keeper, David de Gea. The Spanish stopper warned PSV that Depay will be fired up for the visit of his former club.
‘He has had a tough few weeks and I’m sure he’ll soon be back at the top of his game,’ De Gea told Manchester United official TV Station, MUTV.
‘He’s going to bring a lot to the team and I’m sure he’ll be really up for playing against his old club.
‘We had quite a few chances and I don’t think we deserved to lose [in Eindhoven].
‘We have the chance to play against them at home. We know it will be a difficult game but we need to get the victory and grab the three points.
‘We started off with a defeat in the first game, but since then we’ve steadily been picking up points.
‘A win would put us through to the next stages, so now we’re just a small step away from qualification.’
United could have Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial available after they missed the clash with the Hornets while Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and James Wilson are also doubtful.
Ander Herrera and Phil Jones went off at Vicarage road and will be assessed while Luke Shaw is a long-term absentee.