Manchester United were told to sign both Kylian Mbappe and also Gabriel Jesus by their scouts and also former player Ryan Giggs, who said that the club should have moved on the duo – who are now two of the best young players in the world, and of course are at PSG and Manchester City respectively.
It was part of an interview in which Giggs made it clear he thought he should have been at least considered for the United job when Louis van Gaal left – and was disappointed that he wasn’t.
“I watched Gabriel Jesus play three years ago. I watched Mbappe for a year. I was watching them with the scout and it was a no-brainer. It was just like, ‘Get them’,” Giggs told the Times.
“It would have been £5m or something get them, loan them back and that’s where the recruitment could have been better.
“But when you bring City into it, it’s more difficult because City have been so good.
“If we had beaten them at Old Trafford, it would have been interesting to see how City reacted. United could have kicked on from that too. But it didn’t happen.”
Giggs has made it clear time and time again, he wants to manage a ‘top club’ and instead of doing his time in the lower leagues like the majority of other young managers, it seems he feels he’s special enough to be given a bigger job – and there hasn’t been a sign yet that he would take a job in a lower league.
Now Swansea are without a manager, Giggs may once again be in the frame for that position, and clearly has designs on the Manchester United job one day in the near future – which if Jose Mourinho’s side don’t start picking up results, may become vacant sooner than many people had expected.