Memphis Depay 'just like James Bond villain Goldfinger' says Netherlands legend Willem van Hanegem

The 1974 World Cup finalist is repeatedly questioning Depay's fashion sense

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Former Netherlands international Willem van Hanegem has compared Memphis Depay to James Bond villain Auric Goldfinger.

Van Hanegem, who is considered to be one of the country's greatest ever players, criticised the Manchester United player's appearance, specifically his boot colour.

"There are a few players at Oranje that only think about themselves," he wrote in Algemeen Dagblad, a Dutch newspaper.

"Take Memphis for instance. He's just like Goldfinger with his golden shoes. But what is the use of that for Netherlands?"

The 1974 World Cup finalist also hit out at Depay's fashion sense at the start of the international break.

Memphis Depay arrives at the Dutch training camp in his hat and scarf

When Depay arrived at the national team camp wearing a hat and a scarf, Van Hanegem wrote: "I don't care that he comes to Oranje with a hat and a scarf.

"What he does outside of the pitch is his own business. But with a couple of suspenders and a beard, he could easily join the Amish people in America and sit on a wagon."


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