Manchester United attacker Memphis Depay has been given a stern talking to over his lifestyle by Ryan Giggs, according to a report in the Sunday People.
Depay has struggled for form in the Premier League, with his brace against Club Brugge in a Champions League qualifier the only true high point of his United career to date.
In the Sunday People, Steve Bates uses a United ‘source’ who describes how Depay’s tendency to be photographed out in Manchester has not gone unnoticed by United’s senior players and coaches. Giggs in particular is keen for the Dutchman to lay low until his performances have improved.
“Memphis is photographed out and about more than other players and that’s not gone unnoticed,” the source says.
“He’s been told to keep his head down a bit while his football catches up with the rest of his profile.”
We’d be surprised if this sort of thing didn’t go on all the time, but there is no doubt that Depay needs to give off the impression of someone knuckling down. He recently admitted that he was having problems coping with the physical nature of the Premier League.