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Memphis asks Ryan Giggs for advice over Manchester United career

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Manchester United winger Memphis is receiving advice from Ryan Giggs so his career at Old Trafford does not go the same way as Angel Di Maria.

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According to the Mail on Sunday, Ryan Giggs is helping Memphis with his game after he struggled with the league. So he's going to tell Memphis not to do much until he needs a new contract, presumably. Realistically, Memphis should be asking for tips from someone who had far more talent than Giggs, an exciting winger in his time, but who didn't learn how to actually play football until he was 32. If it's decision-making that he wants to improve, there's Bastian Schweinsteiger and Juan Mata to talk to instead.

On ESPNFC, Louis van Gaal has warned Memphis that he needs to avoid the fate of Angel Di Maria. That's almost certainly not going to happen. Memphis appears to want to improve, whereas Di Maria was absolutely without interest in trying at United, and played like he wanted to be in Paris. Now he is in Paris, he's doing pretty well against mediocre opposition, and could go on to regain his best form in the Champions League.

The Sunday Mirror think that Steve McClaren wants Victor Valdes at Newcastle to play in place of the injured Tim Krul, who is recovering from a serious injury. Get it done.

Juan Mata has disagreed with the reasons that Jose Mourinho had for getting rid of him at Chelsea. It isn't an especially barbed retort, and it's fairly compelling. The goals and assists at Manchester United show that he is no luxury player, but that doesn't mean Mata necessarily fits into Mourinho's largely successful way of playing at Chelsea. It's just one of those things, and neither of them are wrong. It's in the Telegraph.

Van Gaal was probably joking when he said he still might drop Ander Herrera after his performance against Everton, but there's a truth that Van Gaal is a tedious meddler. It's probably time United start looking for his replacement for this summer rather than give him more time than that. The quotes are in the Manchester Evening News.