Former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen has urged his former employers to sign a striker of the ilk of Harry Kane if they wish to compete for the title next season.
Kane’s future has been subject to plenty of speculation over the last few months, with the Old Trafford outfit among the clubs mentioned as potential suitors (Daily Mail).
Reports indicate that the striker is set to stay at Tottenham for at least another season (Telegraph), with the 26-year-old already having spoken about the team’s ambition to improve next campaign (BT Sport via Evening Standard).
The England captain returned to competitive action following the resumption of the top flight after his hamstring injury with Paul Merson having previously claimed that Jose Mourinho’s style does not get the best out of him (Sky Sports).
However, the striker has looked to be back to his best in the last three matches against Arsenal, Newcastle and Leicester City.
Meulensteen, who served as assistant manager at Old Trafford from 2008 to 2013, insisted that the Spurs star is the kind of number nine that the Red Devils are lacking.
“I can see a more experienced player coming in, but that depends on whether they want to play with a real out-and-out striker because they don’t really have one.
“Obviously Martial can play there and plays it in his way, so does Rashford, but he’s not an out-and-out striker like for example Lewandowski or Kane.
“With all the strength United have going forward, I think a really top, top striker who you know is going to score 20 goals-plus every season would be a massive help.”
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It is clear that no club is going to be in a position to pay the kind of money it would likely to take to sign Kane given that he still has four more years to run on his contract with Spurs. However, we need to improve considerably next season if we are to ensure the likes of Kane and Son are not tempted to move elsewhere, as they are now coming into their prime.
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