CR7 backs Memphis Depay to shine at Old Trafford


When Memphis Depay first arrived in the summer from PSV Eindhoven for £25 million, much was expected of the young winger who was last season’s top scorer in the Eredivisie.

Yet despite a promising start at Old Trafford the 21-year-old has lost his place in manager Louis van Gaal’s team to 22-year-old English attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard.

Yet despite all the questions being asked about the young Dutchman, a man who should know talent when he sees it Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo still puts Depay up there with the world’s best young players

‘You see many players with potential,’ the Portuguese international told BT Sport.

‘Hazard for example, the No7 of Manchester Depay is a good player too, Pogba and maybe Neymar

‘I will mention Odegaard of Madrid for example, at 16 he’s still young but you can see he’s a very good player.’