Manchester United Fans Identtify World Cup Star They Want Club to Sign in January

Manchester United Fans Identtify World Cup Star They Want Club to Sign in January

  • Manchester United fans want the club to sign in-form Netherlands superstar Cody Gakpo
  • Gakpo has now scored in all three of the Netherlands’ group-stage games at the World Cup
  • He is enjoying an extraordinary season, with 35 goal involvements for his club and country

Manchester United fans were all in agreement on social media, that the club needed a player like Netherlands superstar Cody Gakpo.

Gakpo is turning out to be the ultimate World Cup breakout star, and he was at it once again against Qatar on Tuesday, November 29 with his third goal in as many games.

Another Manchester United target, Frenkie De Jong also got onto the score sheet, as the Netherlands secured top spot in their group thanks to a 2-0 win over hosts Qatar.

Cody Gakpo, Netherlands, World Cup
Cody Gakpo of the Netherlands in action during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match against Qatar. Photo by Chris Brunskill.
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On this occasion, PSV Eindhoven winger Gakpo found the net with a stunning finish into the bottom corner, meaning he has scored his nation's opening goal in all three group games.

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Despite Qatar's best efforts, Louis Van Gaal's side got a second goal early in the second half after de Jong poked home into an empty net after Memphis Depay's shot was saved.

At only 23, Gakpo’s value continues to rise and his scintillating form at the World Cup could mean a headache for Manchester United chiefs, who now face the prospect of having a hefty price tag slapped onto the winger.

He has been remarkable for his club and an extraordinary season continues, with his goal against Qatar taking his tally to 17 goals and 18 assists so far, as per BBC stats.

On social media, Manchester United fans have already settled for the Dutchman as their ideal man to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, whose contract was terminated by mutual consent recently.

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@Niieatha tweeted:

"Another 100 million dollar baby-Cody Gakpo.

@iam_tallblaqboi added:

"Another €5million will have been added to Cody Gakpo’s transfer again like this

Another user @Rockief2 declared:

"It is criminal if #MUFC let's Cody Gakpo play any other world cup game before signing him,,,that guy is class


"Welcome to man unites cody gakpo.Every match always scoring,"

Bukayo Saka wears torn socks

Elsewhere, Sports Brief reported on Bukayo Saka wearing torn socks during the clash against Wales on Tuesday, November 29.

The youngster was first spotted donning socks with holes in them during England's World Cup opener against Iran.

The forward's peculiar habit has been leaving fans in confusion, with many wondering the reason behind it. It has now emerged that Saka does this to improve his fitness during matches.