- Harry Kane will lead Tottenham's attack against Man United in their Premier League game later today
- Wayne Rooney feels the Red Devils should be focusing on signing the Spurs attacker instead of chasing Jadon Sancho
- The Legendary forward added that signing a striker would help lift some burden off Rashford's shoulders
Wayne Rooney wants Manchester United to forget about Jadon Sancho and make Harry Kane their top target.
The Red Devils have been disappointed more than twice after Borussia Dortmund turned their offer for the 20-year-old.
They insist they won't entertain any offer below their £108 million valuation for the forward who joined them from Man City three years back.
Although they have shifted focus to bringing 33-year-old Edinson Cavani on a two-year deal and will earn about £200,000-per week once he joins them from Paris Saint Germain on a free transfer.
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Rooney believes spending £100 million to sign Kane will be more justifiable and quite better than the proposed plan for the youngster. The former England captain wrote in his column for The Sunday Times:
"Why consider paying close to £100million for someone similar to the talent you’ve got already?
"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 added that bringing either of Kane of Haaland would lift some goals scoring burden off Marcus Rashford's neck. He said:
"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.
"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."
Man United welcome their former boss Jose Mourinho and his Tottenham Hotspur wards to Old Trafford for their Premier League meeting at 4.30 pm on Sunday, October 4.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Edinson Cavani appears to have agreed to a two-year deal with Manchester United as he is set to become the Red Devils’ second signing this transfer window.
The former Paris Saint Germain striker emerged shock transfer for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side as reports say United will pay as much as £20million to land the veteran at the Old Trafford.
Sky Sports are reporting that Manchester United began negotiations with the former Napoli striker after the club decided that Borussia Dortmund's £108million asking price for Jadon Sancho is too much.
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