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Twitter Reacts to Memphis Depay Completing His Manchester United Transfer

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterJune 12, 2015

Netherlands' Memphis Depay plays the ball during the Euro 2016 group A qualifying soccer match between the Netherlands and Turkey at Arena stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Saturday, March 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Peter Dejong/Associated Press

Memphis Depay was finally confirmed as a Manchester United player on Friday, completing the biggest transfer deal of the summer window so far. 

Our resident gif artist @_EOW_ imagined his first day:

How Twitter saw @Memphis #Depay joining Manchester United #WelcomeMemphis http://t.co/n1YK5oFLnW pic.twitter.com/UcHZeiVART

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) June 12, 2015

The Dutchman's arrival was confirmed on Twitter.

Double Dutch: New #mufc signing Memphis Depay checks in with the boss. https://t.co/FiR0XkAZdp

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 12, 2015

It was a signing made even sweeter by the fact that Liverpool appeared to be in the mix for his signature earlier in the year:

Remembering when #Liverpool were “leading the chase” for Memphis #Depay [Gif: @_EOW_] http://t.co/sMn8U8W1Pm pic.twitter.com/MP2mh4FkRb

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) June 12, 2015

The fact that Liverpool made a signing of their own on Friday—back-up goalkeeper Adam Bogdan, made an unflattering comparison:

on the day manchester united have finalised the signing of memphis depay, liverpool have agreed the transfer of adam bogdan.... lol

— chris.imrie (@cHRIS2_3iMRIE) June 12, 2015

And fans were optimistic on the #WelcomeMemphis hashtag that the club used:

I'm so happy we've signed Memphis! I love him, he's such a good player. #WelcomeMemphis #MUFC

— Katie (@katieronaldo7) June 12, 2015

@Memphis I cannot wait till you score a 30 yard free kick at the Kop end next season run over to the camera and kiss it. #WelcomeMemphis

— Red Devil Chronicle (@wefollowunited) June 12, 2015

As for the perks, along with the four-year contract, he also gets a car from sponsors Chevrolet—or at least the chance to stand/be Photoshopped near to one:

Congrats to the newest member of the #RedDevils, Memphis Depay! How many #goals do you predict from him next season? pic.twitter.com/UuqtXu1EnA

— Chevrolet FC (@ChevroletFC) June 12, 2015

There were tunes:

Manchester United complete signing of Memphis Depay from PSV. Bet he's walking in Memphis right now. No, wait... that doesn't work.

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) June 12, 2015

Memphis Depay feels good about his Man Utd move... http://t.co/BvSx2fp8hp https://t.co/QCQQtBcvIW

— JOE.co.uk (@JOE_co_uk) June 12, 2015

And there was a little bit of tempting fate over how good he'll be, whether it was Depay himself suggesting he could go on to be a United great:

"I can be a United great" - read @Memphis' first interview as a Red: http://t.co/YYcBsZEKXR #WelcomeMemphis pic.twitter.com/ldY0ubRMn0

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 12, 2015

Or United fans comparing him to Ronaldo:

#Depay seems like a beast. Comparative stats with #Ronaldo (same age). pic.twitter.com/H6GTSrDiQw

— Sameer_MUFC (@sasalgaocar) June 12, 2015

Or Arsenal fans just laughing along from the sidelines:

Memphis Depay hasn't even kicked a ball for Man United yet & already Man United are wondering if he'll be the next Cristiano Ronaldo. 😂😂

— Arsenal News (@__arsenal_news_) June 12, 2015

Either way, it's going to be fun seeing how he fares next season.

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