Former Ajax and FC Porto coach Co Adriaanse has said Manchester United forward Memphis Depay needs to be 'corrected' and should stop playing 'dress up' like Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Dutch forward has failed to live up to expectation since his move from PSV Eindhoven to Old Trafford.
Having been well below par in domestic competition, the forward was dropped to the substitutes bench for the 3-0 away win at Everton - arguably the Red Devils' most impressive performance of the season.
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And Adriaanse said Memphis needs to stop acting like Cristiano Ronaldo while he is still an unproven talent.
As per FourFourTwo, he told Studio Voetbal: "He needs to be corrected. 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."
Van Gaal has warned Memphis that he could end up following in the footsteps of Angel di Maria at Manchester United if he fails to adapt to the philosophy at the Theatre of Dreams.
At 21, time is still on his side, but it is fair to say his Premier League dream could soon turn into a nightmare if he does not address his worrying form.
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