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Depay: 'I want to be a legend'

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Memphis Depay is sure Louis van Gaal will help him realise his dream of becoming an all-time great at Manchester United.

Van Gaal stole a march on his rivals in May when he completed the signing of Depay from PSV Eindhoven for £25million. Paris St Germain offered Depay a fortune, but once he knew he was wanted by Van Gaal, Depay's mind was made up.

"After (United) came in for me and I spoke with the manager it was very clear for me. I had already made my decision," the United forward said.

Depay scored 22 league goals for PSV last season and much is expected of him in his first term at United.

"I am very hungry. I want to be a legend at one time in history,"

"But the important thing to do for me is to focus on the next game, not to be that far in my head because I have to do my job in every game.

"Maybe one time I can be a legend. Of course it is an honour to have that positive sound from the fans and the legends that talk about me. I am grateful for that."

– Memphis Depay

Man Utd goalkeeper's 'respect' tweet

Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes has tweeted a cryptic message after allegations he refused to play in reserve games.

Valdes has been left out of the club's pre-season trip to America, when asked why, Utd Boss Van Gaal said: "He is not selected because he does not follow our philosophy.

"When that is the case, there is not a place for a player.

"Last season, he refused to play in the second team and there are other aspects you need as a keeper at United.

"When you are not willing to follow those principles, there is only one way and that is out."


Schweinsteiger signs for Manchester United

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Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Germany World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger on a three-year deal.

The 30-year-old made 500 appearances for Bayern Munich and won eight Bundesliga medals, as well as earning 111 caps for his country.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Bayern Munich, it has been an incredible journey and I didn't take the decision to leave lightly.

Manchester United is the only club that I would have left Munich for. I feel ready for this new and exciting challenge in what I regard as the most competitive league in the world and I am looking forward to working with Louis van Gaal again.

I will never forget my time at Bayern Munich and I would like to thank everyone at the club and the fans for the great memories.

– Bastian Schweinsteiger
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