According to former FC Twente manager Co Adriaanse Manchester United’s £25 million summer signing Memphis Depay needs to spend less time enjoying his off-field antics and start concentrating on playing football.
The 21-year-old came under criticism last week for his reputation of being a late night partyer, and was apparently told by Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs that he would have to change his ways if he was to have success at Old Trafford.
Depay was also a key member of the Dutch national side, which spectacularly failed to qualify for next summer’s European Champions ships in France.
And now his fellow countryman Adriaanse let fire with both barrels when asked his opinion of the Manchester United winger.
“He needs to be corrected,” he told Studio Voetbal.
“He must realise that he is a member in a football team, that he is not just an individual, a 100 metre sprinter like Usain Bolt.
“He arrived as a Peruvian pan flute player at [Netherlands team hotel] Huis ter Duin.
“If you are a young boy and still have not done anything, do not play dress up as you report to the coach. [Cristiano] Ronaldo does that, but at least he is proven.
“He does not even talk to the press, which he ignores. That cannot be the way.
“He represents us, the Dutch people. And we want to know what he thinks. He should always speak to them, and must be corrected.”
Depay was dropped for the Red devils 3-0 at Everton, with Anthony Martial LVG’s preferred starter on the left-wing.