Former Ajax coach Co Adriaanse is the latest manager to show concern regarding Memphis.
The troubled Manchester United winger has been labelled a “Peruvian pan flute player” (reference) who “needs to be corrected” on Dutch TV.
Memphis has endured a difficult start to life at Manchester United, with boss Louis Van Gaal and assistant manager Ryan Giggs on his case in recent weeks, and he was also dropped for United’s 3-0 win over Everton last weekend.
The youngster has been criticised for his lifestyle choices and form since his summer move to the Premier League, and after scoring just one goal in eight league games, former Twente and Porto coach Adriaanse has joined the ranks in asking questions of the unsettled player.
“He needs to be corrected,” Co told Studio Voetbal. “He must realise that he is a member of 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.”
In his favour, Memphis has time on his side, but an opportunity like Manchester United at such a young age shouldn’t be squandered so easily.