Former Manchester United assistant manager tells PSV’s Cody Gakpo not to join the English club

Former Manchester United assistant manager Rene Meulensteen has advised Cody Gakpo not to join the English club if he gets the chance this summer.

Man Utd have been interested in signing the winger throughout the transfer window and that interest has ramped up recently, with it being reported that personal terms have been agreed.

Whether they ultimately try to sign him is very much uncertain with some reports suggesting they’re backing off and focusing on Ajax’s Antony instead.

Should the Dutchman get the chance to join the club though, Meulensteen says he shouldn’t.

“If I were Gakpo, I would thank them for the honour and say: I will stay at PSV,” he told Algemeen Dagblad.

“I would say to him: boy, there will be so many clubs. At PSV you had the chance to play Champions League, that is not so sure at Manchester United at the moment.”

Alex Ferguson’s former assistant is also unsure whether such a move would be a good idea for the club either, with him not fully convinced Gakpo or Antony is ready for the Premier League.

“They’re trying to get Antony and Gakpo, but I have my doubts about that,” he added.

Those guys are fantastic in the Eredivisie, but that’s no guarantee to make a difference here.”


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