Ruud Gullit slams big-money Manchester United signing

Ruud Gullit has urged compatriot Memphis Depay to worry about playing for Manchester United and not focus on becoming a style icon.

The Netherlands international moved to Old Trafford from PSV Eindhoven in the summer, but has yet to fully deliver on the promise he showed for the current Eredivisie champions.

Depay’s performances have seen him largely out of Louis van Gaal’s first team when everyone is fit and available, while the young attacker has also been guilty of making some costly errors for United.

The winger keeps up a profile away from the game, with fashion clearly a part of his life.

Gullit has stated that the Dutch starlet should focus on delivering on the pitch before trying to flaunt himself away from the action.

“What I see with Memphis is a boy who wants two things at the same time,” The Mirror quote Gullit as saying.

“He wants to become a really good footballer, but at the same time he wants to be a global superstar and a style icon.

“I think to myself, ‘boy oh boy, do it in the right order. You have to perform, perform and perform again.’

“Once Memphis has won a lot of trophies then I don’t care if he wants to be as crazy as Dennis Rodman – or even crazier.

“My question to him is: how do you want to be remembered in life? As an odd character with a hat and a Rolls Royce? Or as a footballer?”

Depay is in line to feature for United in the crunch Premier League clash with Arsenal later today and would certainly increase his standing with the Old Trafford faithful by putting in a strong performance.