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Manchester United winger Memphis Depay is aware of the history behind the famous number seven shirt at Old Trafford and is confident he can continue its legacy.

The Dutch international follows in the footsteps of legends such as Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham and Eric Cantona to wear number seven at United and he is well aware of the expectations it brings.

"Yes, of course [I'm aware of the pressure] and the history," the United forward told Sky Sports.

"I appreciate the history, but I want to be my own man. It's an honour to wear the number seven and I will wear it with pride.

"Last year I played with seven on my back [for PSV] and I scored a lot of goals so I am confident with that number."

Depay was unable to get on the scoresheet but looked dangerous in his first competitive game for Manchester United, attempting tricks and running at defenders.

The former PSV forward was brought in for his creative flair, but knows he has to pick his moments because he can't risk giving the ball away too often.

"I'm aware of that and I want to be as good as possible this year," Depay added. "I want to bring creative things, goals. I have to play with discipline in midfield.

"I can't lose the ball too much, but I can make risks on the sides and when I come into the third phase, then I can make my tricks and take risks."