Ryan Giggs slams Man United's transfer policy

Lawrence Cooper
December 24, 2017

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has now stated that he told the Red Devils to sign top stars Kylian Mbappe and Gabriel Jesus, years before the duo became top stars of world football.

Giggs claims United's transfer policy has seen them miss out on world-class talent, including not following his reports on Jesus and Mbappe during the Welshman's time as assistant manager under Louis van Gaal.

"I watched Gabriel Jesus play three years ago", he told The Times".

"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 5 million pounds ($6.69 million) or something - get them, loan them back - and that's where the recruitment could have been better". 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?

Jesus is yet to finish on the losing side in the Premier League since arriving at Manchester City from Palmeiras for an initial £27m back in January and the Brazil striker has been an integral part of Pep Guardiola's dominant squad this season.

Ryan Giggs slams Man United's transfer policy

"I thought I was in with a shout, but the club were in a hard situation".

Not only have the Red Devils neglected to sign such bright prospects, Giggs feels they have sold the wrong players at times, too, admitting he disagreed with then coach Louis van Gaal's decisions.

"They went for a victor, in José, a win-at-all-costs type of manager".

Jose Mourinho's side now sit second in the Premier League, but are 11 points behind Manchester City. I just felt I could have brought continuity.

"Could I be critical of my players?"

Despite all the additions in the transfer market, United have not come even remotely close to matching the record and accomplishments of the Fergie golden years, when Giggs and Neville were players. It's not where I've worked in my career. He understood because I had played with those lads, but they just weren't for him. Gary Speed and Chris Coleman didn't have much experience when they got the job.

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