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Ryan Giggs: Manchester United should have purchased Renato Sanches

by Robbie Dunne

Former Manchester United assistant Ryan Giggs believes the club should have invested in Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches

Man United heavily linked with a move for Sanches earlier this year and even scouted him over 20 times during the course of the campaign, but a deal failed to materialise with Louis van Gaal‘s departure.

The 18-year-old started his first Euro 2016 match in Portugal’s quarter-final win over Poland and immediately showed his class as he scored their equaliser as well as converting his penalty in the shootout.

Asked if Sanches was worth the fee Giggs replied: “100 per cent worth it.

“I saw a lot of his games last season. Six, nine months ago, he was on fire. Then his form dipped. But you’d expect that. He’s a kid with a lot of talent.”

He is represented by Mourinho’s long-time friend and agent Jorge Mendes, many thought his transfer would confirm the appointment of Mourinho and the club got caught procrastinating as Bayern Munich swooped in and signed one of the most promising young players in world for £35million.

We were favourites to sign him and many fans thought we’d see him at Old Trafford next season, but it clearly didn’t work out that way.

The club have been very indecisive over transfers in the past but it’s clear Mourinho’s arrival has stopped the trend as we’ve already signed Eric Bailly and are close to completing deals for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

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