“I watched Gabriel Jesus play three years ago, I watched Kylian Mbappe 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 £5m or something – get them, loan them back – and that’s where the recruitment could have been better.”
Jesus joined City for a £27m in January while Mbappe swapped Monaco for PSG this summer, initially on loan but with an option to make the move permanent next summer for a fee of around £166m.
Giggs also rued a number of departures, claiming he had arguments with Van Gaal over the likes of Rafael, Danny Welbeck and Jonny Evans.