Manchester United midfielder, Juan Mata has highlighted the potential reward of signing Memphis Depay earlier this summer.
The Dutch winger has already scored thrice in the Champions League since joining Manchester United.
Mata praised his teammate’s abilities and claimed that he could be a very important signing for the club going forward.
The former PSV man scored the only goal in Manchester United’s defeat at Eindhoven this week.
“He’s very talented, everyone can see that,” Mata said.
“He is still young so he has to take things step by step, but I think he will do great.
“He’s a good guy and is settling in very well in the team and into the English culture and league.
“Hopefully he will be very important for us. He has all the qualities to be a successful player here.
“He’s quick, he shoots on goal with both feet and he’s intelligent. He’s a great player, but he knows that he has to keep improving and keep going.”
Although the former PSV man is yet to make his mark in the Premier League, Depay has been sensational for Manchester United in the Champions league.
Louis Van Gaal and the rest of his teammates will be hoping that the young Dutch winger can keep up his red hot form in Europe, so that they can achieve their target of reaching the quarter finals this season.