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Will Memphis score?

He was a sensation in the Dutch Eredivisie with PSV Eindhoven, prompting Manchester United to fork out around £25 million ($49.1m) for his services.

But to date, Memphis Depay has come nowhere near last season's form.

But he says that will soon change, thanks to his new mentor - United assistant manager Ryan Giggs.

Depay told Sky Sports: "Working with Giggs makes me even hungrier on the training ground, it makes me want to try new things.

"I ask him for advice because he's been there; he knows how to read the circumstances, how to handle situations.

This is the Theatre of Dreams and we all have dreams. We’ll keep on hoping and we’ll do our best. — Midtjylland coach Jess Thorup (right) on playing Manchester United at Old Trafford

"It is really inspiring and, at the same time, helpful.

"I don't want to put a date on it (when I will be up to speed), but it will come. Confidence will help, as will my experiences and learning from my mistakes.

"I really have had to change my game because in the Eredivisie I could do what I wanted as I had time on the ball.

"Here there is direct pressure, so it's hard.

"This has affected my game a little - everyone can see I'm not scoring in every game like I used to. But I can feel it getting better as I get to know the league more. I feel better and my confidence is growing again."

United fans will be hoping his upturn in fortunes begins in the second leg of their Europa League last-32 tie with Midtjylland tomorrow. 
- Wire Services.

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