Probably not, depends how vengeful VG is or how much of a prick he's been. This doesn't read well and is illuminating..
Memphis Depay has been labelled a “Peruvian pan flute player” who “needs to be corrected” by Dutch coach Co Adriaanse.
The Dutchman has been criticised for his lifestyle choices since his move to the Premier League, and after scoring just one goal in eight league games, former Twente coach Adriaanse has joined the ranks in questioning the 21-year-old.
“He needs to be corrected,” the 68-year-old 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.”
The reported training bust up with RVP probably didn't help as well
He's still a young lad coming from a tough background - hopefully guiding him rather than beating on him will be a better method - All these public statements and press speculation is adding fuel to the fire - you can understand why he doesn't want to speak with them lol .......
He's still a rough diamond - hopefully we can smoothen off the edges and bring out his true potential - Let LVG and crew show the "total human being" management skills they have to get the best from Memphis. Plus he has some of the best dressing room company to take example from........ Knuckle down and take Schweini as a mentor .....
Manchester Born and Bred - Proud to be a Mancunian Red
Agree Rach, plenty of people to look up to so it's up to him to clean up his act and improve his performances. It's been disappointing though, especially when you have Martial next to him as a comparison.
You've probably seen this but wanted to put it here:
Memphis declares: "Failure isn't an option"
Memphis Depay says the pressure of producing the goods at Manchester United will never crack him as he insists he will hit top gear in the near future.
The Netherlands international is working hard in training and feeling more comfortable on the field, admitting things are coming naturally to him now, as he adapts to the rigours of the Barclays Premier League.
It has not been a smooth transition from the Dutch Eredivisie to England's top flight, despite a stunning display in the Old Trafford win over Club Brugge in the Champions League play-off, but the 21-year-old remains relaxed and fully confident of his ability to achieve his ambitions at the club.
In an exclusive interview with AD in his homeland, posted by Memphis on his official Facebook page, the winger gave the impression that the sparks will start flying again soon as he is finding his feet in Manchester.
"Becoming the best player in the world," he said. "That's the ultimate goal - and I can cope with that. Believe me: that pressure will never crack me.
"It's frustrating. I know I can do a lot better. I just had to settle in and get used to the football in the Premier League, to my new life in England. Of course, you want everything to go smoothly, but sometimes that isn’t always realistic. But failure just isn't an option."
Memphis, who confirmed he had concrete interest from Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain before joining the Reds, admits there is a huge difference between playing for PSV Eindhoven and representing United in one of the toughest divisions on the planet.
"I know when my performance is good or bad," he stated. "What matters is to keep focusing on the positive. Work hard. Every day, I try to become a better player. Doing that, you don’t think about your transfer fee or wearing a legendary number.
"The difference [here] is enormous. Defenders are physically so strong, very fit and aren’t afraid of anything. That was new to me, especially during my first few games. I had to get used to it. [At PSV], it wasn't necessary to be on top of my game every match. When playing in the Premier League, you have to. You are pushed to get the most out of yourself. Good just isn’t enough when playing for United."
The 21-year-old also touched upon his physique after revealing some time ago he has gained 11 pounds since the last World Cup.
"My body-fat percentage is as low as ever," he said. "It's pure muscle. And that's not because I’m pumping myself up at the gym, I never do that. During the first few months, I felt slightly slower when playing but now, and I put a lot of effort in training [on] my starting speed, I feel I'm improving. Getting better and better.
"Actually, in all perspectives, I'm way ahead of where I was three or four months ago. The only thing is now I have to show it on the pitch. Scoring goals and assisting my team-mates. I have to think less about the moves I make. It feels more natural. The goal against Watford, but also the game against Club Brugge, I just know: there are many more to come. Mark my words. Don’t worry."
He says all the right things, up to him to own up to his words
Wayne rooney performed very well at no 9 yesterday . It was good to see rooney score and play like the real him. Another player who might do well in that position is Memphis depay , with fa cup game with preston . I hope Memphis is started in that position . We all saw how good a centre forward he can be against Watford.even his performance against spurs in the opener was better than what we have been seeing lately.even against Leicester he could have scored but the one thing common was he was playing a centre forward .the problem with playing at left wing is his dribbling . He can work on it at the same time bang goals from centre forward position
The only place right now where he could do a job for us is in that n°9 spot as you said.
Until he matures and grows as a player and as a man, there is no way he is going to be our first choice wide forward. Martial is miles ahead of him in every aspect, and Lingard has shown more composure and maturity. Those two imo could be our "long-term" solutions depending on who LVG buys this January.
I was really hoping to see him out wide in a front three, I think that would probably be his strongest position. But even if he's not in a preferred position he should be doing better than he has. Very disappointing season so far from him and with all the talks about his attitude and lack of ethics you're starting to wonder if we made a mistake buying him. Obviously he was the best in PSV and thrived there, but here there's a lot more competition and someone like. Martial overshadows him easily. Anyway, I'm not ready to write him off just yet, but I definitely need to see some improvement in a year from now
Nah don't worry about Depay. I was sure when we signed him that he was going to struggle this season. That's why I didn't want him because I thought we needed a player ready to win us the games (and I was right, BTW )
I think Depay will start shining in the last part of this season, or as soon as next season. It's just a matter of when. Don't forget he is still a kid, and sometimes a move to England proves to be difficult even for estalished world class players. Hazard took some time to find his feet as well, but it was "smoother" because that Chelsea team as a whole was more productive. If Rooney was in a better form, if we were winning our games and scoring more, no one would make a fuss about Depay right now as they would argue he needs time and is still young.
Give him time, nurture him, make him grow as a man, and the player will follow, I am sure of that. But right now it's fair to say Depay is more of a new Quaresma lol. Hopefully he sorts his head out and focuses on football.
Did well today in his cameo, more like his old self, strong, driving at players, cutting inside and generally being dangerous. Defensively as well he's been doing his bit which is a marked improvement compared to early in the season.
Looks leaner to me as well, not pumped up to high heaven.
Hopefully he gained some confidence from today essentially winning us the game.