Memphis Depay
Depay had been linked with Liverpool in recent weeks. Getty

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers claimed the Merseysiders were not interested in new Manchester United signing Memphis Depay because he already has four wingers in his ranks.

The 21-year-old Dutch starlet agreed a move to Old Trafford on Thursday 7 May after Louis van Gaal's side paid around £25m ($38m) to PSV to secure his services.

Depay himself revealed he had turned down the advances of "many top clubs" before opting for a "dream" move to Old Trafford.

"It was an exciting and pretty hectic period, and to have a choice between so many top clubs doesn't make it any easier. For me, Manchester United is an absolute dream club, so I didn't need any convincing about the guys who already play at Manchester United," Depay said.

Reports claimed one of those top clubs interested in securing his services was Liverpool. PSV technical director Marcel Brands, who had previously confirmed interest from the Merseysiders, said that Depay opted to move to Old Trafford instead of Anfield because he preferred to re-join his former Netherland boss van Gaal.

"Liverpool contacted us and talked with the player. They were also one of the clubs interested but at the end Memphis had the final decision and he chose Manchester United," he said to Sky Sports.

"United contacted us a few weeks ago but the direct actions to the club and the player were in the last days and it moved very quickly. Louis played a big part in the decision. I worked with Louis for four years myself and I know he was very happy with Memphis after the World Cup and had a lot of confidence in him."

Asked last month whether Liverpool were eventually interested in Depay, Rodgers admitted he was a "very talented player".

But speaking during the press conference ahead of the game against Chelsea on Sunday 10 May, he said: "It wasn't something we were ever interested in. We already have four wingers at the club. We have other priorities."