Former Manchester United defender Danny Higginbotham has hailed the new arrival Memphis Depay but says he has concern over the ‘pattern’ of United’s signings over the last year.
Depay was officially unveiled as United’s first signing of the summer after a move from PSV Eindhoven and Danny says he feels the Dutch winger will add an extra dimension to the front line.
‘He (Depay) will add much needed pace going forward and that’s one thing that Manchester United are lacking,’ Higginbotham exclusively told RetroUnited.com. ‘Modern day football is all about pace and counter attacking at pace. I’ve seen him playing on the left and cutting in.’
However the big money signing comes after a number of similar ‘statement’ signings since Louis van Gaal took over and Higginbotham hopes that United will back up the signing with other names to solidify the squad.
‘My one concern, though, is that I don’t see the pattern with signings that LVG had made over the last year,’ admitted Danny. ‘It’s important that there is an identity in terms of signings that are made and hopefully we will see that start to emerge over the coming months with the signings that will hopefully come in.’
Danny will be covering the Under 21 European Championships for BT Sport. His best-selling autobiography ‘Rise of the Underdog’ is available on Amazon in both hardcover and Kindle – alternatively, there is a signing in Derby next Saturday, details of which can be found on the official Twitter feed for the book here.
If you can’t make the signing, we are still offering signed editions of Danny’s book (there is a limited stock so be quick so you don’t miss out!).