Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney believes Anthony Martial and Memphis Depay could emulate what he and Cristiano Ronaldo did at Old Trafford.
Speaking to MUTV, as reported by the Independent, Rooney claims that Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal will help them reach their potential over the coming years.
In fact, the 30-year-old, who will be handed a testimonial at the Theatre of Dreams, believes the aforementioned forwards can become top players in the world of football. Both Depay and Martial signed for United in the summer transfer window, with the latter coming to prominence almost immediately.
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Depay, on the other hand, has endured a tricky opening to his United career, but it's clear for all to see that he has a great deal of ability. Rooney certainly expects his teammates to prove their credentials in Manchester for the foreseeable future.
The United skipper told MUTV: “It is hard to say, obviously, but they are certainly two very good players who have lots of talent and ability.
“If they keep learning and progressing like they are, then hopefully they will do what me and Ronaldo did back then. It would be great for the team if they can do that.
“The good thing is that they want to learn and that is good to see in young players. They haven’t come in and just done things the way they want to do them.
“They are doing things for the team and listening to what the manager is saying to them. I am sure under this manager they will learn a lot and that will help them become top, top players in the world.”
With Depay and Martial plying their trade in Manchester, the Old Trafford faithful have more than one reason to be excited in the club's long-term pursuit of success.
Of course, the duo have a great deal to learn, but there's no reason why they won't go from strength-to-strength under the revered Van Gaal.
One thing is for sure, United fans will be hoping to see the talented duo take to the field tomorrow night as the Red Devils play host to Championship outfit Middlesbrough.
Manchester United fans: Can Depay and Martial emulate Rooney and Ronaldo? Have your say below!