Louis van Gaal, the Manchester United manager, has warned Memphis Depay to adapt to his philosophy for the club to avoid the same fate as Ángel di María.
Depay, who was an unused substitute as United beat Everton 3-0 at Goodison Park yesterday, has made a modest start to life at Old Trafford, amid recent suggestions that the forward, a £31 million signing from PSV Eindhoven, has an attitude problem. Van Gaal, who also delivered a positive update on Luke Shaw’s fitness, said that he “did not want to discuss” reports about Depay’s character, and retained his belief in the player.
The Dutchman, renowned as a disciplinarian, sold Di María in the summer after the Argentina international failed to buy into his approach.
Di Maria was shipped out to PSG after falling out with Van Gaal
Van Gaal acknowledged Depay’s unique “identity” ahead of United’s Champions League match with CSKA Moscow on Wednesday but the manager claimed that the 21-year-old must learn to fit in.
“Some players cannot adapt to the team philosophy,” Van Gaal said. “coins kaufen kaufen That you cannot know in advance. You have to see that.
“Because you see a lot of qualities in a player, but he has to put that quality in service of your team.
“That also happened with Ángel di María and [Radamel] Falcao – both great players but you have to fit in with the philosophy. Not only with Memphis, with every player that we have bought.”
Van Gaal revealed Luke Shaw is making good progress after breaking his leg
Van Gaal also revealed that Shaw, the England left-back, had made positive strides in the early phase of his recovery from the double leg break he sustained last month in Eindhoven.
Shaw was rated as “50-50” fut 16 coins kaufen for the 2016 European Championship finals by the England manager, Roy Hodgson, and while Van Gaal urged caution with that target he was pleased with the defender’s progress.
“He is already here, he is already walking with a brace, and it is unbelievable,” Van Gaal said.
“Luke is every day here, he has started already his rehabilitation, but he has a long way to go.”
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