Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho insists Memphis Depay remains in his plans and will not be leaving Old Trafford this summer.
The 22-year-old was considered a flop last season after making the move from PSV Eindhoven, and reports have been rife suggesting he will move on before the deadline.
However Mourinho has wiped the slate clean since taking over at United and has no doubt that the Dutchman can go on to fulfil his undoubted potential.
“Of course, I want Memphis to be part of my squad,” Mourinho told reporters. “I don’t want to go into last season too much, but I know the player I’ve watched at PSV and the World Cup two years ago when he was a very young kid.
“Having that player in mind, I want to keep him. And I believe in him, yes. Especially as I see a good boy, a good kid, a good professional. I don’t care what people think.
“You can see him driving a nice car and you think this guy is not thinking about football, but that is not the case. He is frustrated with what happened last season, where he lost all confidence. But he will be back.”