The previous Crimson Satan is adamant the membership are prioritising the incorrect kind of participant forward of the switch window closing
Wayne Rooney believes Manchester United could be higher off spending £100 million (€110/$129m) on Harry Kane and never Jadon Sancho.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect are closing in on the signing of Uruguay international Edinson Cavani, nonetheless, who will arrive on a short-term deal at Outdated Trafford after being let go by Paris Saint-Germain.
Whereas a giant fan of Sancho, Rooney is adamant that his former membership needs to be seeking to spend massive on a long-term No.9, with the Crimson Devils already nicely stocked with regards to wingers.
Tottenham forward Kane has been in fine form this season and Rooney singled out the 27-year-old as a participant the Crimson Devils needs to be pursuing.
“Jadon Sancho is a high participant, however I discover it odd that he has been Manchester United’s switch precedence,” Rooney wrote in his column for The Sunday Times.
“Why think about paying near £100 million for somebody much like expertise you’ve received already? United have Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial and the place would Sancho’s arrival go away Mason Greenwood, who performs in the identical place and is of comparable age?
“I’d slightly put that £100 million in direction of making an attempt to get Harry Kane. Sure, getting Kane out of Tottenham could be troublesome, perhaps inconceivable, however United are a membership who ought to at all times make an effort to signal the easiest gamers and Kane is strictly what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants, as is Erling Haaland, who United missed out on final yr — a real No 9.
“A Kane or Haaland or somebody like Robert Lewandowski would give Rashford and Martial somebody to play off and freedom to roam into completely different areas, choose the ball up and attempt to beat males — with out the burden of at all times having to attain.
“It could be higher for him as nicely if United had a recognised No.9, as a result of he may study from them, simply as I did from Ruud van Nistelrooy. After all there are alternative ways to play the place and Liverpool make sensible use of a false 9 in Roberto Firmino.
“I’m wondering if an answer for Solskjaer might be a diamond midfield with Bruno Fernandes on the tip and Martial and Rashford as large forwards, utilizing their velocity, much like Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.”
Manchester United will come up towards Kane within the Premier League on Sunday after they host Jose Mourinho’s Spurs at Outdated Trafford.