Ryan Giggs claims he told club to sign Kylian Mbappe, Gabriel Jesus


Ryan Giggs has spoken out on the failures in Manchester United's transfer activity and some of his admissions will really annoy fans.

The former Wales winger would like to see the page of the Mourinho playbook implemented on Merseyside thrown away, even if he recognises the greater quality and flair in Manchester at present resides on the other side of town.

'I watched Gabriel Jesus play three years ago, ' Giggs told The Times.

He adds that they were available for as little as £5 million as well.

"I watched Mbappe for a year".

The United legend joined the club's backroom staff when his stellar playing career ended in 2014, serving as Louis van Gaal's assistant after spending a year as player-coach under David Moyes.

"Over the years it's been a really well-run club, they play the right way and are an established Premier League team". 'It would have been £5million or something - get them, loan them back - and that's where the recruitment could have been better'.

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Two of the most sought-after young stars of today, Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus and Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe were once available for a total amount of just £5 million back in 2013.

United would boast one of the world's finest attacks if they had the two youngsters in their ranks.

Giggs questioned whether United have the quality to be able to match City's entertaining football while getting results.

"I'm talking about Rafael [Da Silva], Danny [Welbeck], and Jonny Evans - players who are United through and through".

He definitely hits the nail on the head with Evans.

United did not make a formal bid to sign Jesus, who joined City from Brazilian side Palmeiras in a £27 million deal past year. It's awful to say this, but you look at City and [David] Silva, [Kevin] De Bruyne, [Leroy] Sané, [Raheem] Sterling, [Gabriel] Jesus...they're brilliant to watch.

"It was hard because Louis had his own ideas and you had to respect that, but, yes, we had a few arguments about a couple of them". They had fallen down the pecking order, so do they go for someone who - and it winds me up saying this - hasn't got experience as a manager or do they go for a victor?