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Manchester United round-up: Memphis Depay wants to be new Cristiano Ronaldo

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Memphis Depay has admitted his goal is to be as good as Cristiano Ronaldo one day. 

The Dutch winger became Manchester United's first signing of the summer last week after agreeing a £22 million move and says Ronaldo is the one player he looks up to. 

Training

He told the Sun: "I hope I can one day be like the big guys in the world. I train every day on my free kicks and the United fans can expect something.

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"I believe in myself and, if I have the chance to take the free kick, then I will put it in the net. Ronaldo is someone I watch, I watch all the big players. I look up to them and I can learn from them.

Aspirations

"I am down to earth and I hope I can reach that level. I'll fight for it and I will do my best in every training session to get better."

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Depay has scored 22 goals in the Eredivisie this season and scored a Ronaldo-esque free-kick to help PSV Eindhoven pull off a 2-0 win over Heracles. According to reports the talented youngster has penned a four year deal with an option of 12 months more for £130,000-per-week.

Muller speaks of 'great' relationship with Van Gaal

Thomas Muller has revealed he shares a 'great' relationship with Louis van Gaal thanks to their time together at Bayern Munich.

That's prompted speculation over a potential transfer - however Muller says he is contracted until 2017 and expects to stay put until then.

“It’s a secret for nobody,” the World Cup winner was quoted saying by The Metro. “Louis van Gaal and I have a relationship that goes beyond that which is normal between a player and a coach.

“However, I have a contract with Bayern until 2017.”

Cleverley hints at Aston Villa stay

And finally Manchester United's on-loan midfielder Tom Cleverley has given the clearest indication yet that he wants to stay at Aston Villa beyond the length of loan spell at Villa Park this season.

The midfielder is set to return to Old Trafford in the summer but could stay put after finding form under new boss Tim Sherwood. 

I’m playing my football with a massive smile on my face and enjoying myself here,” he told the Birmingham Mail. “We’ve got a great group of lads and I’m getting on well with the manager so those are all factors that show I’m happy.

“I’ve really grown to like playing for this club in the last few months and this manager has got to be given credit for getting me where I’ve been in the last few weeks."

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