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Manchester United Missed Out On Two Super Talents After Ignoring Scout Recommendations

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Manchester United Missed Out On Two Super Talents After Ignoring Scout Recommendations

Manchester United missed out on signing Christian Pulisic and Alphonso Davies after ignoring glowing scouting reports.

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Pulisic was plying his trade at Borussia Dortmund before completing a transfer to Premier League rivals Chelsea, where he's excelled post-restart.

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The budding American superstar showed off his potential by weighing in with goals and assists as the Blue secured a Champions League place.

However, the 21-year-old could have transferred to United if the Reds had secured his services when former club scout Jorge Alvial recommended him.

"When I first got hired one of the people that I recommended right away was Pulisic because I knew him and his background," he told MEN.

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"I knew how well he was developing in Dortmund and he was just going to keep coming up, and become a superstar because he was doing very well.

"I have always believed in him, we always have kept close contact with his father, and I called him to say I was recommending him to Manchester United.

"So, it was many times that I did recommend him, but at the same time because I was only doing North America, it wasn't my region because he was playing in Germany."

Pulisic went onto pen a deal at Stamford Bridge in a transfer worth £54 million.

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United also had the chance to snap up Canadian phenom Davies, who's performing heroics for Bayern Munich following a £17 million move from Vancouver Whitecaps.

Alvial added: "We all had a list and I had him first along with [Bayern Munich's] Alphonso [Davies].

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"I highly, highly recommended for them to sign him, and I know also the German scout was very into him, he really liked him too. It wasn't a case of 'look at this kid,' it was 'sign this kid.'

"When I recommend a player usually it is an example of a player that I feel has tremendous potential."

Topics: Football News, Chelsea, Football, Manchester United, ​Alphonso Davies, Premier League, Bayern Munich, Christian Pulisic

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