Menphis Depay has received plenty of criticism over the past few months for his poor performances.

In the lead up to Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Watford, Louis van Gaal insisted he had faith in the #7.

Today, after Memphis scored United’s opener, Van Gaal has sung the player’s praises.

In the first half, Memphis was superb, like Jesse Lingard. I think also this role for Memphis is the best one for him. He played it also in the World Cup for me when Van Persie and Robben were injured so I knew he could do it. Jesse also was fantastic and we have created a lot of chances thanks to those two.