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LVG has found Memphis’ best role

Watford-vs-Manchester-United (1)Louis Van Gaal has heaped praise on Memphis Depay after the Dutchman scored his first goal in two months as United beat Watford 2-1 on Saturday.

With Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney out through injury and illness respectively, Van Gaal deployed Memphis as a striker, a decision that was immediately rewarded after the former PSV man put United ahead within 10 minutes.

“In the first half, Memphis was superb, like Jesse Lingard,” he said.

“I think also this role for Memphis is the best one for him.

“He played it also in the World Cup for me when Van Persie and Robben were injured so I knew he could do it. Jesse also was fantastic and we have created a lot of chances thanks to those two.”