MANCHESTER UNITED tried to sign World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe during the transfer window, according to reports.
The Mirror claims the Red Devils approached Paris Saint-Germain regarding the possible availability of the wing sensation.
However, the French giants promptly knocked back their enquiry – informing executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward that the 19-year-old is not for sale at any price.
United missed out on a number of star names over the summer as Jose Mourinho grew increasingly frustrated with the club’s lack of signings.
The boss was desperate for a defender on deadline day but reported moves for Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld, Yerry Mina and Diego Godin all proved fruitless.
Support for last term’s top scorer Romelu Lukaku was another priority with fans desperate to see more attacking intent from their side this season.
Mbappe – who United reportedly moved for last summer before losing out to PSG – would have fit the bill, but again Mourinho was left empty-handed.
And the Special One once more expressed his disappointment with the Old Trafford board’s dealings after Friday’s 2-1 win over Leicester in their Premier League opener.
He told Sky Sports: “I think football is changing and probably football managers should be called head coaches. I think we are more the head coach than the manager.
“It will be a difficult season for everybody.
“For us, it will be a difficult season because I had my plans, and I had my plans for many months.
“I started the Premier League season without a situation I thought was possible.”