Man United leading Liverpool in Depay hunt after boss hint?

PSV Eindhoven manager Philip Cocu has suggested that Memphis Depay may benefit from linking up with Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal, despite interest from Liverpool, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The Netherlands international is currently one of European football’s most wanted players, with the Old Trafford and Anfield sides battling for his signature.

Depay has netted a staggering 20 goals already this season to hand PSV the Eredivisie title with three games to go, but the Dutch club are resigned to losing his services in a few months’ time.

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United are thought to have spoken to him already regarding a deal, but reports suggest that the player himself is eager to talk to Liverpool before making a concrete decision.

Depay played under United gaffer Van Gaal in the Holland team until his switch to take charge of the Red Devils and the pair are known to have a solid relationship.

And when quizzed on the situation, Cocu hailed his one time manager – LVG signed him for PSV back in 1998 – hinting that he feels a link up with him could benefit the 21-year-old:

“Van Gaal is a very good coach with whom I have worked and he was always very pleasant,” he is quoted by the MEN.

“And the Premier League is a great league. I have contact with Memphis on a daily basis about many things, but not on a specific club or league.”

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