Man United transfers: Memphis Depay like Cristiano Ronaldo, says Dutch legend

Ronald de Boer says Manchester United target Memphis Depay is like a young Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United target Memphis Depay is like a young Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Ronald de Boer.

The PSV Eindhoven forward has been heavily linked with a move to the Red Devils in recent months after his former Netherlands head coach Louis van Gaal was appointed as manager at Old Trafford last year.

He has skill compared to a young Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronald de Boer

Depay has enjoyed a spectacular season with PSV after the winger helped the Dutch side ended Ajax’s dominance by winning the Eredivisie with three games to spare on Saturday afternoon.

Former Rangers midfielder De Boer, whose brother Frank is in charge of Ajax, talked up Depay’s qualities amid reports of a £20m move to United in the summer transfer window.

“He is one of the biggest talents in Europe,” De Boer told talkSPORT.

“He has skill compared to a young Cristiano Ronaldo. He Is very lively, technically unbelievable, very skilful, very fast, he has a great goalscoring record, he can shoot from every distance – he has everything.

“For me, he is without doubt one of the best talents we have.”

Depay played a key role in bringing back the Eredivisie trophy to Eindhoven after the winger scored 20 goals in 27 league games, prompting reports of interest from United.

Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are also reportedly keen on the Netherlands internatonal.

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