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Depay: I want to be the best player in the world


Memphis Depay

Memphis Depay

Memphis Depay

MEMPHIS Depay wants to become the best player in the world at Old Trafford and he believes Louis van Gaal can help him do it.

He (Van Gaal) is different," Depay said. "His performance on the training ground is different from other trainers. After the World Cup he told me to stay hungry and I told myself to stay hungry.

"It will be great to have an opportunity to train with him and work with him.

"I believe I can be one of the best players in the world and I have to dream and believe to achieve. It is tattooed on my chest."

The Dutchman is fully aware of the comparisons being made with Cristiano Ronaldo and his impact on Manchester United and he wants to match his idol.

"I heard people compare me to Cristiano Ronaldo. It's great to hear other people say that but I'm still 21 and I hope one day I can reach the level of Cristiano Ronaldo," he said.

"I made the choice to stay an extra year together with my manager at PSV. We became champions in the Dutch league and with one more game left I can become top scorer. That's a good choice, yeah?

"I'm very excited. I always dreamed about the Premier League. It's a dream come true but I'm not finished and I stay hungry."