It was acknowledged, however, that within the club they still considered Madrid to be the main contenders to land the 2018 World Cup winner.
And United’s plans have now likely changed.
After all, Old Trafford isn’t exactly the place to be nowadays. United remain a club in crisis, nine years after Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure.
They’ve already dropped out of the race for Erling Haaland because they feel the Norway international will have better offers elsewhere.
So, unless a miracle happens, United aren’t expected to land Mbappe this summer – despite their interest.
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