Ryan Giggs doesn't hold any hope for Manchester United youngster Memphis Depay.
This has been reported by The Sun, who claim that United coach Giggs is said to despair of the Dutch international.
Depay, of course, has endured a torrid start to life on English soil and has constantly flattered to deceive under Louis van Gaal's guidance at Old Trafford.
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His statistics are truly atrocious; with just two goals from 24 Premier League appearances this term, Depay has failed to make any sort of impact in Manchester.
After netting 22 goals in 30 outings for PSV last season, Depay arrived at the club with a great reputation but has failed to produce the goods.
Against north London outfit Spurs on Sunday, Depay came on as a late substitute and was involved in a spat with England international Kyle Walker. In truth, the scrap was the only notable moment from Depay's latest sporadic appearance.
And now, with the Sun claiming that Giggs, one of the best wingers in United's history, has given up on Depay, there really could be no way back for him.
It's a shame, of course; so much was expected of the versatile midfielder, but for one reason or another things have turned sour for him.
Ultimately, then, Depay has it all to do in his pursuit of redemption at Old Trafford, but perhaps a change of manager will allow him to come to prominence at the club.
Van Gaal future
The future of Louis van Gaal has been the subject of debate recently and it's far from certain as to whether he will still be at the helm ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.
The experienced boss has failed to move United forward over the past couple of years and there's every chance that the club will miss out on a place in the top four of the Premier League this season.
Indeed, with the campaign approaching its end, the Red Devils sit four points behind fourth-placed Manchester City.
A win over West Ham United in the quarter-final of the FA Cup on Wednesday evening is a must, but it's unlikely that fans will be too confident of their team's chances. The Hammers are flying right now and will fully expect to eliminate Van Gaal's misfiring side.
United will have to be at their best and give the required response after their below-par performance against Spurs on Sunday. Under Van Gaal's regime, nothing can be certain.
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