In Depay’s two substitute appearances so far this World Cup he has contributed two goals and an assist. His impactful displays have caught the eye of many around the world, but they won’t come as a shock to van Gaal. The United boss knows Depay well from his time in charge of the Dutch national side, and he has used the youngster to great effect so far in Brazil.
With 12 goals and seven assists in the Eredivisie last season, Depay has contributed effectively from the left side last season for PSV. His speed in possession and ability to cut inside and shoot from distance makes him a direct threat on goal, and a nightmare for his opposition defence. United may face a battle for his signature this summer, but with van Gaal on-board, few would bet against the Red Devils securing his transfer.