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Depay: I want to be a United legend

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Memphis Depay #9 of Manchester United is congratulated by teammate Wayne Rooney #10 after scoring against the San Jose Earthquakes during the first half of their International Champions Cup match on July 21, 2015 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California. PHOTO/Yahoo!

Memphis Depay #9 of Manchester United is congratulated by teammate Wayne Rooney #10 after scoring against the San Jose Earthquakes during the first half of their International Champions Cup match on July 21, 2015 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California. PHOTO/Yahoo!

LONDON, July 23- Manchester United winger Memphis Depay only joined the club two months ago, but has already set his sights on becoming a Red Devils legend.

The 21-year-old scored his first goal in United colours in the 3-1 pre-season friendly win over the San Jose Earthquakes this week, and the Dutchman hopes it will be the first of many.

“I’m honest – of course I want to be a legend,” he told Sky Sports HQ, when comparisons were drawn to Cristiano Ronaldo.

“I will put pressure on myself to play good every game. I’m still young, I have to improve, the Premier League is different so we will see.

“I have to do my job, so then yeah, maybe in time I can be a legend. But to have those positive sounds from the fans and the legends that talk about me, I’m grateful for that.”

Depay is confident United have built a squad capable of challenging for honours this season.

“It’s realistic. We are Manchester United,” he said. “We have great quality. We are getting in good shape for the real competition the Premier League, Champions League, the cups, so we have to continue.”

The young winger expressed his admiration for manager Louis van Gaal and believes he can get the most out of this United squad.

“He’s a great, great manager. He can make players a lot better. I feel I will be a better player every time I train with him. I feel stronger, that’s one of the things he can really do to you.”

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