Despite Brands’ comments on United’s interest having an impact on the player, it hasn’t affected his form in front of goal. Gakpo has already scored nine times this season in all competitions.
Gakpo is in Holland’s squad for the upcoming Nations League matches against Poland and Belgium. He has scored two goals in his seven caps so far as he looks to nail down a spot ahead of the World Cup in November.
Meanwhile, United are not in action this weekend due to the postponement of their match against Leeds. Ten Hag says he will be already planning for future transfer windows during the international break.
He said: “We have many meetings, we have to improve the structures in and around the club. We will also look to the window in January or next summer already to improve our way of playing by making plans.”
Want the latest Premier League news as we publish it on Express Sport? Join our new Facebook group by clicking here
Click here to buy the new Man Utd home shirt