Scholes urges Man United to target Harry Kane over Sancho

Scholes urges Man United to target Harry Kane over Sancho

Paul Scholes says Manchester United need Harry Kane more compared to Jadon Sancho and should go all out for the striker. 

The Red Devils are chasing the Dortmund winger in what might be one of the most expensive transfers in recent seasons, even though they are yet to come close to an agreement. 

The club great however feels United should instead raid Tottenham for one of their prized assets in Harry Kane, who, according to the former midfielder, would largely improve the side. 

"I just think we already have three forwards, or wide men/center-forwards that are very similar to Sancho, possibly not quite as good as him but potentially I think they could be.

"I think if that's Harry Kane you're talking about now, I'd be more desperate to sign him than Sancho at this stage, although don't get me wrong, as I said I think he's a top-quality footballer.

"I just think United need a number nine, a real center-forward, a real goalscorer, and Harry Kane would be that man for me.

"Then again you have to think what Ole would want. He doesn't seem like he wants that type of center-forward at the minute, he's got [Odion] Ighalo who is more of a number nine, but he seems to be using him in the last 15-20 minutes when things aren't going quite that well.

"So maybe Ighalo could be an option at a cheaper price just as a squad filler. But Sancho would improve any team."

Scholes also feels United could do with another center-back, who could partner summer arrival, Harry Maguire. 

"I think [Victor] Lindelof and [Eric] Bailly can be back up but I think a centre-half and the addition of a centre-forward and [Jadon] Sancho, then I think United are well on their way to challenging."

The Red Devils finished third in the Premier League behind Liverpool and Manchester City but impressed in the second half of the season when they embarked on an 18-match unbeaten run, perhaps a sign on good years to come. 

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