The Netherlands international recently signed a long term lead with Manchester United and has said that he does not want to be compared to the Ballon d’Or winner
He may have only joined the Red Devils after a great season in Netherlands where he guided PSV Eindhoven to a league title after a really long time, but many people are already expecting the world from the young attacker.
His style of play has led to comparisons with the club’s former attacker Cristiano Ronaldo and Memphis Depay says that it would be wise if people don’t compare him with the Portugal captain but said that he can definitely excite fans with his approach to the game.
“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.”
“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.