Old Trafford legend, Lee Sharpe, is furious that Manchester United let the opportunity to sign Cody Gakpo slip.
Throughout his time at PSV, the 23-year-old cemented his place among the best prospects on the planet. With an Eredivisie title and a Dutch Footballer of the Year award to his name, the left winger dazzled fans with his incredible pace and dribbling skills, leaving clubs around the world desperate for his signature.
He said: “I don’t think the recruitment has been fantastic over the last few years, let alone this season. The whole De Jong issue and how that rolled on all summer and still didn’t get done. A few late signings, I mean Casemiro, although he’s been great, seemed to be a last-minute panic buy. The Gakpo one where he’s come and said that he expected to be a United player in summer, and that’s dragged, on and they haven’t gone in all guns blazing for ,him and that’s why he’s now gone to Liverpool. So it seems as though they still haven’t got the recruitment side of it right at the moment.”
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Lee Sharpe discusses how big a signing Cody Gakpo is for Liverpool
After looking every bit of a future great in Qatar, Sharpe is convinced that the Dutch forward will make a huge impact for ‘The Reds’.
The 51-year-old claimed: “Gakpo looks a class act and he would have been a great addition for United. We talked about him during the World Cup and that he was going to go to United and it was looking really good. But I can’t believe he’s gone to Liverpool now!”
With the demise of United’s relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo, they desperately need a new forward. But sadly for fans, Gakpo won’t be the man to fill the Portuguese icon’s boots.
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