BBC Sport - Memphis Depay: Van Gaal says Man Utd 'forced' into early signing

Van Gaal 'forced' to sign Depay now

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says he was "forced" to sign PSV Eindhoven forward Memphis Depay earlier than he would have liked.

Interest from French Ligue 1 leaders Paris St-Germain led United to sign the the 21-year-old Dutch winger this week, rather than wait until the summer.

Van Gaal admits he is concerned that signing new players before the end of the season could disturb the focus of his current squad.

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