Photo: Man United signing Memphis Depay chills with Romelu Lukaku

Manchester United forward Memphis Depay reveals Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is a childhood friend

Romelu Lukaku and Memphis Depay Photo: Memphis Depay/Instagram

Memphis Depay has revealed that Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is a childhood friend after the pair posed for a snap on Thursday.

The Manchester United signing will face the Belgium international in the Premier League for the first time at Goodison Park on 17 October.

Netherlands winger Depay is Louis van Gaal’s only summer signing so far after he completed a £25m switch from PSV Eindhoven in April.

And the 21-year-old uploaded a snap with Lukaku as the two Premier League young guns chilled out together.

Depay posted the above photo on his Instagram and wrote: “Know this guy since we we’re 12. I love this guy!”

Depay helped to fire PSV to the Eredivisie title this season, endhing Ajax’s spell of dominance in the Dutch top-flight.

The Dutch forward scored 22 goals and made eight assists in 27 Eredivisie appearances this term.

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Depay was heavily linked with a move to Ligue 1 champions PSG and Premier League side Liverpool before United wrapped up their first deal of the summer.

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