MANCHESTER UNITED missed the chance to sign Alphonso Davies for just £2MILLION in 2017 after stalling over the transfer.
The Bayern Munich left-back announced himself on the European stage on Tuesday as he helped run the show in the 3-0 win over Chelsea.
Davies, 19, showed all the raw ingredients of a modern-day full-back that will see him become one of the best in the business in the future.
The Red Devils had been tracking the teenage sensation during his time with Vancouver Whitecaps, where he made his MLS debut aged 15.
According to The Times, their North American scouts were among the first to notice Davies' talent and potential.
And it is thought the Canadian side would have accepted around £2m for the youngster.
United dragged out the process and then tried to arrange a trial for Davies - who was born in a refugee camp in Ghana - in January 2018.
However, the two-week trial fell through as it coincided with a Canada Under-23 training camp.
United were left in the dark at the time whether Vancouver would grant him the time to have a spell in England before the MLS season kicked off in March 2018.
The Red Devils did make a £7.7m bid but Bayern had already moved ahead in the queue.
They completed a £10.4m deal in the summer of 2018, making Davies became the most expensive MLS player.
He only made his full Bundesliga debut this season having managed just 74 minutes of action last campaign.
But with performances like the one he put in at Stamford Bridge, he will soon establish himself as a household name and one of the top left-backs in world football.
And despite Luke Shaw's return to form and the emergence of Brandon Williams this season, United will no doubt be kicking themselves they were unable to seal a deal with the Canadian.