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Kylian Mbappe could have joined Man United for just £5m

Whilst Mbappe prepares for the 2018 World Cup final, United must still be kicking themselves

KYLIAN MBAPPE could have been a Manchester United player – for just £5million.

The 19-year-old has been one of the stars of this World Cup and completed a £166million move to PSG this summer.

Ryan Giggs revealed that Manchester United were interested in Kylian Mbappe.

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Ryan Giggs revealed that Manchester United were interested in Kylian Mbappe.

But United’s former assistant boss Ryan Giggs revealed that he had watched Mbappe and had been very impressed by his performances while at Old Traffford.

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Giggs had also told the club’s transfer chiefs to do everything in their power to get the teenager, who would have then been available for a cut-price fee.

He told The Times: “I watched Mbappe play.

“I was watching him and Gabriel Jesus with the chief scout and it was a no-brainer. It was just like, Get them.”

Mbappe was just 18 months old when France lifted their last major trophy at Euro 2000.

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Mbappe was just 18 months old when France lifted their last major trophy at Euro 2000.

Kylian Mbappe scored twice to inspire France to beat Argentina – winning praise off Pele in the process.

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Kylian Mbappe scored twice to inspire France to beat Argentina – winning praise off Pele in the process.

“It would have cost £5million or something – get them, loan them back and that’s where the recruitment could have been better.

“I know what a Manchester United player looks like.”


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However the Red Devils completely missed their chance and he secured his record-breaking move to PSG this summer.

Mbappe’s switch makes him the second-most expensive player of all time, behind his team-mate Neymar.

Mbappe is now preparing with France for the 2018 World Cup final on Sunday.

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Mbappe is now preparing with France for the 2018 World Cup final on Sunday.

Arsene Wenger has said that the France starlet can be the next Pele.

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Arsene Wenger has said that the France starlet can be the next Pele.

PSG announced the signing of Mbappe on loan in 2017 and the move was made permanent at the end of last season.

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PSG announced the signing of Mbappe on loan in 2017 and the move was made permanent at the end of last season.

The Frenchman’s performances at the World Cup have left social media comparing him to Pele.

Mbappe began his youth career at AS Bonby before he was snapped up by Monaco.

After he progressed through the ranks at the Ligue 1 club, playing for the reserves and then breaking into the first team.