Photo: Memphis Depay sends message to Man United hero

Memphis Depay was pleased with Chris Smalling's contribution to Manchester United's win over Wolfsburg

A photo posted by Memphis (@memphisdepay) on

Memphis Depay took to social media on Thursday night to pay tribute to Chris Smalling after the defender fired Manchester United to a 2-1 win over Wolfsburg in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

The England international latched on to Juan Mata’s backheel to fire home and give Louis van Gaal’s side the lead in the group stage clash at Old Trafford.

And Depay used his personal Instagram account to send a message to the centre-half after his role in the European victory.

Depay posted the picture above of the duo celebrating the goal on Instagram and wrote: “@smalling ma men!!”

Manchester United return to Premier League action when they travel to Arsenal on Sunday afternoon looking for a victory to keep their place at the top of the table.

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The Gunners, meanwhile, know that a win for them would move them level on points with Van Gaal’s men heading into the forthcoming international break.

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