How Man United missed out on signing Mbappe & Gabriel Jesus - FCNaija

International Edition By: Uche Duru | 22/12/2017

Manchester United had the opportunity to sign Kylian Mbappe and Gabriel Jesus for a token as advised by Ryan Giggs but the Old Trafford outfit ignored the legend's wishes.

The Red Devils legend in an interview with The Times claimed he had watched the two players for a while when they were much younger and had encouraged Manchester United to sign them.

"I watched Gabriel Jesus play three years ago," Giggs said. "I watched [kylian] Mbappe for a year.

"I was watching them with the scout and it was a no-brainer. It was just like, ‘Get them.’ It would have been £5 million or something.

Although Giggs knew they would not have got into the first team at the time as mere teenagers, his plan was to sign them and then loan them back to their respective clubs so they could continue to develop before United brought them to Old Trafford when they were ready.

"Get them, loan them back. And that’s where the recruitment could have been better.”