Manchester United may have the new Cristiano Ronaldo

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Louis van Gaal's first signing of the summer may be the best deal he's completed for the Red Devils, thus far.

Memphis Depay has all the attributes to make it to the top.

The Dutch maestro has scored an incredible 21 goals this season, leading his club, PSV to their first league title since 2008.

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Seem familiar?

Remember the last exciting, dazzling, goal scoring winger at Manchester United? Depay has all the qualities of a young Cristiano Ronaldo.

Strength, speed, an eye for goal and most importantly, a desire to be the best in the world. It's this determination to always improve and to be the best that has propelled the Portuguese to the very top of world football.

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The 21-year-old relishes the comparisons with the current Ballon d'Or holder. He wants to reach the same levels as Ronaldo and believes the Theatre of Dreams is the place to do it.

The Eredivsie top scorer, has a 'Dreamchaser' tattoo on his chest outlining his ambition and confidence.

Despite all these similarities to the Real Madrid star, he is a hugely talented player in his own right and will prove a success in England.

Signs of change

This signing is a signal of change in the Manchester club's transfer policy. Never since the days of Sir Alex Ferguson has the club made such a signing.

Marouane Fellaini's move was a sign of panic two summers ago - signed late on deadline day for a desperate £4.5 million more than his buy out clause and United wanted to turn this around the following summer.

The British record transfer for Angel Di Maria was a signal of intent and showed the world that they could still attract top players despite not being in Europe's elite competition. 

Title contenders?

But these transfers arguably showed how disorganised and frantic their transfer policy was.

The signing of Depay is not just the capture of an exceptional talent, but is a sign that Manchester United have finally sorted themselves out in the transfer market.

The aim to get players in before they embark on their pre-season tour of North America gives the new boys a chance to settle in before the hectic Premier League schedule kicks off.

Van Gaal will get the chance to integrate new signings into a system that will have the potential to win the Premier League title.

Do you think Depay will succeed in the Premier League? Is he the new Cristiano Ronaldo? Give us YOUR opinion in the comment box below! 

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