Man United news: Memphis Depay is the new Cristiano Ronaldo, says former Dutch boss

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Manchester United new boy Memphis Depay has been hailed as the next Cristiano Ronaldo by former Dutch national team boss Dick Adovocaat, The Sun reports.

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Advocaat, now in charge at strugglers Sunderland, coached the highly-rated 21-year-old whilst in charge at PSV Eindhoven, so he has first hand knowledge of what the player can do.

And the Black Cats boss believes Depay will have no problem with meeting the demands of the Premier League when he finally links up with his new teammates this summer.

Advocaat even went as far as likening him to former Man United legend Cristiano Ronaldo, by saying that his professionalism is similar to the Portuguese.

“They have bought a very talented young player full of skills,” he said.

“He is crazy about football. He is like Ronaldo. He does shooting one hour before and one hour extra after training.

“He works on himself and also on his body. He is a real professional.

“He was a real professional at a young age when he wasn’t playing.

“But in the last two years he has improved more and he is playing with the national team. He is a good player and a good pro.

“It’s difficult to say where he will play. But he can make it.”

Depay featured under Advocaat at PSV during the 2012/13 season, where he first got a stronghold on a regular first team spot, making 30 appearances across all competitions and scoring three goals in the process.

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