The highly-rated winger is tipped to become one of the best after yet another impressive season with PSV Eindhoven but Van Gaal, reported by the Express, expects his development to take time.
“I worked with Memphis during last summer’s World Cup with the Netherlands and he has great potential.
“The plan is to help him develop as a player, but we must all be patient. The Premier League is very different from any other league and it will take time for him to fully adapt to the pace and unforgiving nature of football in this country.”
Depay has netted an impressive 22 goals in 30 Eredivisie appearances this season and his performances have filled United fans with enthusiasm.
It is early doors to suggest that the 21-year-old Dutchman can reach the levels of former United superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, but the Portuguese international signed for the Red Devils aged 18.
Ronaldo’s development boomed at United and we could see a similar rise to the top if he is managed in the right way.
Will Depay make an instant impact or will Manchester United fans have to wait to see the best of him?