Rooney Urges Man United To Target Kane Not Sancho

Rooney Urges Man United To Target Kane Not Sancho

Legendary England striker Wayne Rooney has told the Red Devils they should be signing Harry Kane from Tottenham rather than chasing Jadon Sancho.

United are closing in on striker Edinson Cavani, who is set to sign a two-year deal worth more than £200,000-per week after leaving Paris-Saint Germain as a free agent.

The move for Cavani comes after United spent all summer chasing Sancho, with Borussia Dortmund refusing to budge from their £108million valuation of the winger.

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And writing in his column for The Sunday Times, Rooney reckons instead of pursuing a winger, United should be spending £100m on Kane.

“Why consider paying close to £100million for someone similar to talent you’ve got already?” Rooney wrote.

‘”United have Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, and where would Sancho’s arrival leave Mason Greenwood, who plays in the same position and is of similar age?

“I’d rather put that £100 million towards trying to get Harry Kane.

“United are a club who should always make an effort to sign the very best players and Kane is exactly what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs, as is Erling Haaland, who United missed out on last year – a genuine No 9.”

Rooney said signing Kane or Haaland would reduce the goalscoring burden on Rashford and Martial and allow them to exploit space in different areas of the pitch.

He added that signing a proper No9 would help United’s young forwards learn – citing Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski as another example of a player the Red Devils should be targeting.

“A Kane or Haaland or someone like Robert Lewandowski would give Rashford and Martial someone to play off and freedom to roam into different areas, pick the ball up and try to beat men — without the burden of always having to score,” he said.

“It would be better for him as well if United had a recognised No.9, because he could learn from them, just as I did from Ruud van Nistelrooy.”

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