World Cup star has been waiting a long time to join Manchester United

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Former PSV technical director John de Jong has claimed Cody Gakpo is keen on a move to Manchester United. 

The 23 year old has impressed at the World Cup, scoring two goals in two games for the Netherlands.

De Jong has claimed Gakpo has his eyes set on a move to Old Trafford despite a deal falling through previously. 

Speaking to NOS on Sunday, De Jong said: “Cody has been waiting a long time for the transfer to Manchester United and it seemed to be coming.

“A week before the end of the transfer window that fell through. After that he had two options in the Premier League, but you never know how that will turn out.

“He made the choice himself. In the end I did have a discussion with the board, whether or not to sell. I think it is really better for him that he stayed.

“I think it’s very nice how he is developing. He continues the line he started at PSV this season

“He is very effective and decisive. Also at the World Cup. I really enjoy watching it. It is especially great for Cody Gakpo that he is doing so well, but ultimately also for PSV and Dutch football.”