PSV Eindhoven winger Memphis Depay has warned Manchester United supporters to forget about comparing him to former hero Cristiano Ronaldo, and says he wants to develop his own reputation when he joins the club in the summer.
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Depay is set to sign for the Red Devils when the transfer window opens next month, subject to a medical in a deal worth a reported £31m (via BBC) where he will link up with his former international manager Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford next season.
The 21-year-old has been in scintillating form in the Eredivisie this season as he has scored 22 goals in only 29 appearances as PSV clinched their first league title in seven years.
He is also developing a trademark for scoring from set-pieces, similar to Ronaldo, but Depay maintains he is not going to Old Trafford to be like the Portuguese superstar:
“Let’s be honest, doesn’t everyone look at Ronaldo’s free-kicks? I’ve looked at a lot of his technique but I do it in my own way.” The youngster told Dutch publication De Telegraaf (via Goal.com).
“I have my own style and try not to do the same, in my business it’s about winning. To win you have to score, if I can do that frequently, my job is done.” he added.