Memphis Depay
Blind believes Memphis Depay has what it takes to succeed at Old Trafford. Getty

Manchester United star Daley Blind has hailed the summer signing of compatriot Memphis Depay, claiming the winger "is a player who can change games" for Louis van Gaal's side.

Depay became van Gaal's first purchase of the summer after the Premier League giants agreed to pay PSV Eindhoven a fee believed to be in the region of £25m ($38m), beating off interest from both Liverpool and Paris Saint Germain.

The 21-year-old winger has gained a reputation as one of Europe's hottest young talents after becoming the Eredivisie's top goalscorer in the season 2014-2015, scoring 22 goals in 30 league appearances despite playing on the flank.

Blind, who faced Depay during his time at Ajax and played alongside him during the 2014 World Cup, has tipped his compatriot to have a bright career at Old Trafford, due to both his talent and his personality.

"He is a player who can change games," Blind explained to Manchester United's official website.

"He has a great free kick, a great dribble, a great shot. He's young, talented and always wants to work hard. He always wants to better himself on the training pitch, that's how I know him. I think he is quiet, but if he has something to say he will! He is very confident, but he is a good guy."

Meanwhile, Blind is looking forward to the summer holidays in order to renew his batteries ahead of the next campaign, with United ready to return to the Champions League.

The versatile 25-year-old star made 29 appearances in his Old Trafford debut season, playing both as a holder and left-back, and hopes to keep developing next season.

"I've made summer plans with my family and my girlfriend, and some friends," he revealed.

"I'm really looking forward to it. It has been a long season after the World Cup. A new environment for me, a new league and the Premier League is hard, it's fast. I'll like the break now which is coming up."