Memphis Depay scored his first goal for Manchester United
Memphis Depay arrived to Old Trafford on July 10 of the current year and the Dutchman has kicked of his career with the Premier League club on a positive note as the recent signing scored his first goal in an official match with the Premier League club.
On July 22nd, Manchester United faced off with San Jose Earthquakes at the Memorial Stadium in California and won their International Champions Cup match with a comfortable 3-1 victory.
Juan Mata scored the opening goal of the match at the 32nd minute; Memphis Depay extended the lead to 2 goals but FataiAlashe cut down that lead as he scored the only goal of the entire match for San Jose Earthquakes before the first half had reached it’s end.
Andreas Pereira turned the match beyond the reach of the MLS team as he scored the last goal of the game as Manchester United won the game without facing much difficulty.
This match was planned to take place at the Memorial Stadium in the University of California campus in Berkeley but the location of the game was decided to be modified as a way to benefit Manchester United as the Premier League club was already staying in San Jose as they trained at the Earthquakes’ facilities in that period of time.
The game was only a pre-season one and Louis van Gaal is mostly using these types of games as a way to prepare his team for the 2015-16 Premier League season which kicks off in August. Nonetheless, these matches are important for certain players who want to prove their worth and snatch a regular spot in their respective teams and in the case of Memphis Depay, it’s his chance to prove his doubters why Louis van Gaal decided to spend around €28 million in signing the Dutch player.
The recent arrival made a big impact as he not only scored his first official goal in a match for Manchester United but Depay also showed slick movements on the pitch. It’s a good start for Memphis Depay but his real task will be kicking off when the next season initiates in less than a month’s time.