Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane, believes that Tottenham striker Harry Kane is the answer to the Red Devils’ goalscoring woes, and that the club should do all they can to secure his signature.
United have struggled so far this season and despite taking a point from league leaders Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday, they still sit 13th in the table.
Marcus Rashford found the net for the away side in the first half for his fourth goal of the season, but like many at the club he has struggled for both fitness and form this campaign.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have only scored ten goals in nine league games this season and have failed to replace striker Romelu Lukaku who departed for Inter Milan towards the tail end of the transfer window.
With Anthony Martial missing five games with a hamstring injury, United’s striking options throughout the beginning of the campaign have essentially been limited to Rashford and 17-year-old academy product Mason Greenwood.
Keane, who was in the Sky Sports studio for Sunday’s coverage of the game, outlined that he feels the remedy to United’s striking woes is actually a very easy fix.
“Just go and get Kane from Spurs,” said Keane. ”Easy. Just go and get him.
“What are you all staring at?”
“He’d score 30 goals a season with his eyes shut,” Keane added. “Go and get him. They (Tottenham) are in disarray.”
Spurs are indeed, as Keane pointed out, in disarray sitting seventh in the Premier League table and recently suffered heavy defeats to Bayern Munich and Brighton.
The club may be heading towards a transitional period, with the likes of Christian Eriksen and potentially manager Mauricio Pochettino on the way out of North London, but United acquiring Spurs’ most prized asset in Kane would be much harder than Keane may think.
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Spurs are still in a stronger position than Manchester United at present and Daniel Levy has never been one to sell his top players on the cheap meaning Kane’s price tag would likely make Ed Woodward wince.
United though, do need to address the issue and may be forced to look for a short term fix when the January transfer window opens.