Paul Scholes believes that Manchester United should prioritise the signing of an out and out centre-forward this summer rather than Jadon Sancho.
With United’s pursuit of Sancho fast becoming the summer’s most drawn-out transfer saga, Paul Scholes is of the opinion that Harry Kane ought to have been made the Red Devils’ top target.
While reports in Germany state that an agreement has been reached between United and Borussia Dortmund for Sancho, the Premier League side deny that negotiations have reached that stage.
Scholes was discussing his former club’s transfer business on BT Sport on Wednesday night, when he revealed that he believes that United already have a number of players similar to Sancho in Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood.
Scholes was asked whether he felt that Sancho should be a priority for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this summer and he answered: “I don’t think it is.
“Don’t get me wrong Sancho is a top-quality footballer,” he continued. “I think he would improve any team in world football, and I am talking Liverpool, Man City, Barcelona, Real Madrid, he would improve all of them.
“His stats say that he is a goalscorer, he will make and score lots of goals, and there is no doubt he would be a big asset to the team.
“I just think we already have three forwards or wide men/centre forwards that are very similar to Sancho, possibly not quite as good as him, but potentially I think they could be.
“But I think if that is Harry Kane you are talking about, I would be more desperate to sign him than Sancho at this stage, although don’t get me wrong as I said Sancho is a top-quality footballer.
“I just think United need a centre forward, a real No. 9, a real goalscorer, and Harry Kane would be that man for me.
“But you also have to think what does Ole want because it doesn’t seem like he wants that type of centre-forward at the minute.”