SI Staff
Tuesday August 18th, 2015

Memphis Depay picked a good time and good situation to deliver his first goals for Manchester United, and he did so in style. 

With the Red Devils in an early hole in the first leg of their Champions League playoff series against Club Brugge, Depay came through with a top individual effort to level the score against the Belgian side at Old Trafford.

Michael Carrick's eighth-minute own goal gifted the visitors a valuable away goal, but United equalized five minutes later through the 21-year-old Netherlands international, who is in his first season with the club after moving from reigning Dutch champion PSV. He took a pass from Carrick, lobbed the ball over a defender, dribbled centrally into the box and then scored on a low effort. 

He wasn't done there, either. From about the same spot on the field where he started the move for his first goal, Depay dribbled centrally before lacing a right-footed bender inside the far post from about 20 yards to put United in front 2-1 in the 43rd minute.

A last-second Marouane Fellaini goal gave ​Manchester United a 3-1 edge heading into next Wednesday's second leg in Brugge. Manchester United is aiming to return to the Champions League group stage after missing out on the competition altogether last season. A fourth-place Premier League finish put the club in the playoff round.

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