Ex-England captain and Manchester United superstar, Denis Irwin, believes that the Memphis Depay has the talent to replicate the free kick prowess of Beckham.
The 21-year-old Netherlands international was Louis Van Gaal’s first big signing of the summer transfer window, and he has already shown his potential in the pre-season tour. He started in all four games for Red Devils and fired his first goal against San Jose Earthquakes. His stunning set of performances has really impressed fans and former players alike, who are comparing him to the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham.
“I think Memphis could match Becks in that sense,” Irwin told ManUtd.com. “I saw him score a few goals last year for PSV and I think he will be a big addition to our team.
“It’s still early days yet, but there’s no doubt that he has a lot of talent. He brings that unpredictability and we don’t possess too many players like that.
“His records will tell you that, even though he’s young, he’s a goalscorer as well, having scored 28 goals last year in Holland. We’ve already seen how good he is at finishing, so I think he’ll become a big player for us even though he’s young.”