Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal admits Memphis Depay needs to buck up his ideas.
Depay’s cocky attitude and flashy off-field lifestyle had raised eyebrows at Old Trafford, with assistant manager Ryan Giggs having a word with the youngster.
Van Gaal has confirmed that Giggs IS offering the 21-year-old – an unused sub for Saturday’s win at Everton – advice on how to adapt to life in the Premier League.
“Ryan has already given advice to him but the player is responsible for his own deeds,” said Van Gaal.
“You have to give respect to your team philosophy.
“We have seen that some players cannot adapt to the team philosophy. You cannot know in advance before you buy them. You have to wait and see. That happened with Angel di Maria and [last season’s loan signing Radamel] Falcao.”
Asked what Depay needs to do to fulfil his potential, Van Gaal said: “I only discuss that with Memphis, not with you.
“Do I still believe in him? Of course.
“The problem with young players is they are not consistent. That you have to learn. We have to give him time.”