Manchester United winger Memphis Depay has rejected claims that assistant manager Ryan Giggs confronted him over his party-boy reputation.
As reported by ESPN, the Dutch winger, who signed for the Red Devils in the summer transfer window, has insisted that he's only been out on one occasion since he arrived on English soil.
Depay's hit the headlines off the pitch for his unique dress sense, but he's insisted that there's nothing wrong with his enjoyment for fashion.
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The 21-year-old stated: "The funny thing is, since I came to England, I've only been out one time. One time!
"But recently I read that Ryan Giggs has me about my reputation as a 'party-boy' and stuff. It's total nonsense! Completely made up!
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"Often I think: 'Just let me do this. Let me wear the clothes I want to wear.' Why is everyone making such a big deal out of that? What is this all about? Just let me. I'm also just a 21-year-old boy.
"Why should I adjust? Some people collect stamps; I like fashion, discovering nice new things. I feel good about doing that. If I were to put on what you wanted me to put on, I wouldn't be myself anymore."
Unfair but he must adjust
In truth, the criticism aimed in Depay's direction seems slightly unfair. It's clear for all to see that he's just struggling to get to grips with the English game right now, but that doesn't necessarily mean that he isn't working hard to put things right.
Physically strong, quick and skilful, Depay has all the qualities to become a success at Old Trafford, but it's important that he's given time to adapt and progress. His statistics were remarkable at PSV last season and there's no reason why he won't come to prominence over the coming years.
United fans will most definitely be hoping to see the youngster prove his credentials over the festive period. Two tricky tests await Louis van Gaal's side, as the Red Devils face a stern away clash against Stoke City on Boxing Day before they play host to Premier League champions Chelsea on Monday night.
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