I had a theoretical scheme in my head that he could play as a 10, and he did well against Club Brugge
United spared Brugge
no mercy as Louis van Gaal enjoyed the joint-biggest win of his time as United boss.
Only a last-ditch block from Luke Shaw stopped Tom De Sutter from giving Brugge
an early lead.
Shortly after Wallsendborn Michael Carrick had put Brugge
ahead with an own goal, Depay juggled a pass from the England midfielder before driving home his first goal for United.
The Hoops were given little encouragement by Brugge
when they enquired about the Belgian Under-21 ace in April.
United avoided a potentially tricky tie against European heavyweights Monaco and Lazio when they were drawn against Club Brugge
in the play-off draw in Nyon.
The ties will take place on April 16 and 23 with Sevilla, Club Brugge
, Kiev and Wolfsburg set to play the home legs first.
But the Turkish Super League leader still has to win and hand Club Brugge
its first loss to stay alive in the Europa League.
Before last night's Lokeren v Zulte Waregem match, the top four were separated by only three points and whoever wins today's crunch clash between Club Brugge
and Standard Liege would be on top going into the final five matches.
A 1–1 draw with Belgium's Club Brugge
was enough to progress on goal difference as Rangers kid Charlie Telfer struck for the Tartan babes who now face Mexico in the last four.
It left Blues needing to defeat Maribor in the final round of fixtures and hope Brugge
and Braga do not play out a draw which would see the Belgium side through.
The Championship side trailed 2-0 at the break last night against Brugge
at a sold-out at St Andrew's.
FORMER Boro man David Murphy is wary of the threat Club Brugge
will pose in tonight's Europa League clash at Birmingham despite the Belgian club's current problems.
Pablo was knocked out in a sickening clash of heads with Brugge
goalscorer Joseph Akpala in the 83rd minute which left him needing urgent medical attention as horrified team-mates looked on.
CAIRO: Ahly denied that Belgium's Club Brugge
made an offer for striker Emad Meteb as recently reported.