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Thursday 8 December 2016

Memphis Depay: I'll celebrate if I score against former club PSV

Memphis Depay could become an Old Trafford hit after his first two goals in Manchester United's 3-1 victory over Club Brugge
Memphis Depay could become an Old Trafford hit after his first two goals in Manchester United's 3-1 victory over Club Brugge

Memphis Depay will not temper his celebration if he scores for Manchester United against his old club PSV.

Depay will return to the Philips Stadion for the first time tonight since his £25million move from PSV to Old Trafford.

The Dutchman spent nine years at the club, before becoming a first-team star.

The club holds a special place in the 21-year-old's heart, but that will not stop him from celebrating if he finds the net in Eindhoven during the Champions League group stage encounter.

"For me it's a game, so if I score I will celebrate," the United forward said.

"I have respect for PSV but I am a Manchester United player now."

With that kind of ruthless attitude, it is easy to see why Depay was top scorer in the Eredivisie with 22 goals last season.

That haul helped PSV to their first title in seven years, but this year he is yet to find the net for United in the Premier League.

Meanwhile Louis van Gaal, despite having spent over £250million since he took over at Manchester United, admitted he still does not know whether his squad is capable of being a major force in the Champions League.

"We have to show on the pitch if we are able to win matches on the highest level," the United manager said.

"We qualified ourselves this year and that was our aim so now we have to show if we are able to play at that level and that I don't know, neither. I have to wait and see."

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