Every now and again in the Football Transfer Tavern, our resident punters stop for a minute and think while watching Revista de la Liga on our large projector whether the exploits of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the best the world has ever seen on a football pitch.
A current glance at their respective Wikipedia profiles reveals that Messi has registered 286 league goals in 315 appearances for Barcelona while Ronaldo has struck 225 goals in 200 appearances for Real Madrid; stats which surely put the duo up there with the likes of Diego Maradona and Pele.
The sheer fact then that the football press has been billing Manchester United’s new signing Memphis Depay as the ‘new Cristiano Ronaldo’ must be filling Red Devils supporters with incredible hope that they may just boast the world’s next superstar on their books.
Naturally, Messi and Ronaldo are a one off and United fans shouldn’t expect anybody, let alone Depay to immediately begin replicating the kind of scintillating form mentioned above but nevertheless, it seems like they have a special talent on their hands.
Thinking along this theme, we have come up with five reasons for Red Devils fans why Depay can be rightly or wrongly considered to be the new Ronaldo.
Click on the man himself below to reveal the 5 reasons why Memphis Depay can be considered the new Cristiano Ronaldo.