Manchester United target Memphis Depay has been getting tips from club great Ruud van Nistelrooy while on international duty.

Depay, 21, was heavily linked with a move that would have seen him follow manager Louis van Gaal to Old Trafford following the 2014 World Cup but opted to remain at the Eredivisie giants for one more season.

The winger is expected to leave at the end of this term, though, after an excellent campaign where he has struck 20 goals in 31 appearances for his club.

And in efforts to further improve that return for both club and country, Depay have been taking on board the advice of Netherlands assistant manager Van Nistelrooy on his decision-making and finishing.

"Yes, we talk, we look at what can be improved," Depay told AD about his conversations with the former United striker, who struck 150 goals in 219 appearances for the club. "In [my] finishing for example or my running. Sitting and talking with Ruud motivates me about football."

Depay's rise in Dutch football has also attracted the attention of Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton.

Club director Toon Gerbrands revealed earlier in March that Mauricio Pochettino's side were ready to pay €20m (£15m, $22m) for the player in summer 2014, while Saints assistant manager Erwin Koeman, brother of manager Ronald, also admitted the winger turned them down in the last summer transfer window.

Depay's close relationship with Van Gaal sees United considered the favourites to secure his signature. PSV, meanwhile, anticipate his departure.

"That is unfortunate [Depay leaving], but on the one hand, we must as a club be proud because we have trained him," PSV boss Phillip Cocu told Sport Express. "At some point, it becomes clear that he is ready for the next step. And yes, I think he is going to leave PSV after this season."