Giggs: I told Man United to sign Mbappe, Jesus for £5m

Date published: Friday 22nd December 2017 8:29

Ryan Giggs has bragged about how he recommended both Gabriel Jesus and Kylian Mbappé to Manchester United.

Giggs was appointed United player-coach in summer 2013, working under David Moyes.

He became interim manager for four games at the end of that season after Moyes’ sacking, and was made Louis van Gaal’s assistant in summer 2014.

But his time at United came to an end two years later when Jose Mourinho replaced Van Gaal and brought in his own backroom staff.

Giggs, who does not want the vacant Swansea job, has nonetheless bragged about his eye for talent, pointing out that he told the club to sign two of the world’s best young players when they were yet to burst onto the scene.

“I watched Gabriel Jesus play three years ago,” he told The Times. “I watched Mbappé 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 £5million or something — get them, loan them back — and that’s where the recruitment could have been better.”

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