United’s first signing, Memphis Depay has said he doesn’t want to be compared with Ronaldo, but intends to excite united fans.
Louis van Gaal already compared the winger with Messi, due to his ability to score from the wing.
“He’s a goalscoring winger and there aren’t so many of them in the world,” Van Gaal told MUTV in May. “[Lionel] Messi is one of those.”
But Depay has acknowledged he still has plenty of work to do before he is considered among football’s elite.
“I don’t want to say I can be like somebody as that, but I think I can excite the fans,” he said at his official unveiling.