United linked Cody Gakpo creates nine chances in one game

Cody Gakpo was on the cusp of a move to Manchester United this summer, with rumours so strong he admitted he thought a deal was going to happen.

He was quoted by The Athletic after the transfer deadline, commenting: “Last week I thought I would go to Manchester and then you may have to choose another club in a week.”

Gakpo preferred not to rush into a decision to move elsewhere, sticking around at PSV Eindhoven instead, and the Eredivisie side will be delighted he did.

The Telegraph had claimed United were keen on a £34 million for Gakpo, but The Independent had stated the move would only go ahead if Ronaldo was sold.

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Gakpo creates nine chances

Remaining at PSV Eindhoven, Gakpo has been on a really strong run of form. This continued at the weekend in a victory over RKC Waalwijk.

Gakpo created a stunning nine goalscoring chances as PSV recorded all three points, and yet frustratingly, his teammates could not take advantage of any of them.

In the end Gakpo had to do it himself, scoring a winner from the penalty spot in the sixth minute of injury time to clinch a 1-0 victory.

The Dutch international had attempted six shots at goal before his spot-kick, effectively a one-man attack attempting to break his opponents down. His performance was rated 9.4/10 by FotMob.

Gakpo has a total of seven goals and three assists in six Eredivisie games for PSV this season so far.

He is due to take on Arsenal in the Europa League later this week, if the game in London goes ahead.

There was considerable interest in Gakpo from Premier League clubs over the summer, and his performances this season continue to show why.

It’s likely Manchester United are continuing to monitor his performances for future transfer windows, and he is certainly doing everything he can to stand out.

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