Paul Scholes suggests Manchester United make move for Spurs star

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Dom Le Roy

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has now thrown his weight behind the idea that the Red Devils should be prioritising a move for Harry Kane over Jadon Sancho.

As is the case almost every summer, Kane’s future was subject to plenty of speculation, with the striker also being linked with a move to Old Trafford (Daily Mail).

However, the 27-year-old never really came close to leaving the club, with United reportedly prioritising a deal for Jadon Sancho instead.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer men’s failed to get a deal for Sancho over the line before last Monday’s transfer deadline.

There has been a growing chorus of former United stars who have urged the club to go for Kane over the past few weeks.

Wayne Rooney (The Times) and Gary Neville (Sky Sports) both urged the club to use their transfer kitty to try and snap up the Spurs striker.

Scholes too has now joined the chorus, as he claimed that United need a centre-forward like Kane or Erling Haaland rather than a player like Sancho.

In an interview to Stadium Astro, the former England midfielder said: “The problem with United’s forwards is that none of them is an actual centre-forward, which is a problem.

“Martial almost conned us into thinking he was towards the end of last season because he scored so many goals but he has started this season poorly again, which makes you think he isn’t.

“So, it’s misleading. That is why I keep saying we need a top class number nine. Kane or Haaland.

“I think Haaland is sensational. I think he will be up there with you Ronaldo and Messi’s possibly from what I’ve seen so far.

Tha’s why I just never felt Sancho was never the right type of player because we have got three of those types of players already.”

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Until last year, I was convinced that Kane would leave Spurs in the next couple of years if we do not win any silverware. However, with the financial impact that the pandemic has had, no club around Europe is likely to be in a position to meet Levy’s asking price for Kane for a few years.

If Jose can lead us to a trophy this season, I can see Kane committing his future to the club by signing another long-term contract. Even if we were to have a poor season and he pushes for a move, he is certainly not going to want to go to Man Utd as they are some way away from competing for major honours.

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