Roy Keane has urged Manchester United to sign Harry Kane as a priority – but he’s unsure of Mason Mount’s credentials as a potential arrival at Old Trafford
Roy Keane has urged Manchester United to ‘go all out’ to sign Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane this summer, but to avoid Mason Mount.
United are set for a busy summer as Erik ten Hag’s side look to build on a third place finish and two domestic cup finals in his first season in charge.
Ten Hag will be keen to strengthen his squad again ahead of next season, although the continued takeover talks show no sign of ending as the saga drags into the summer.
Given the Dutchman’s promising first campaign in Manchester, Keane was hopeful that United could be the side to challenge City for the title next season if the summer goes to plan. He said: “I hope it’s United.
“Obviously depending on the takeover, the usual stuff, recruitment – they have to get a world-class striker.
“You’d like to think United could challenge them next year but it’s going to be very, very difficult because City are brilliant and they have a great manager.”
A glaring absence in the United side this season has been a world-class striker with the Red Devils becoming heavily reliant on Marcus Rashford’s goals.
Rashford notched his 30th goal of the campagn in all competitions during the 4-1 win over Chelsea last week, but Keane is adamant that United need a new number nine to lift the goalscoring burden.
While Chelsea’s Mason Mount and West Ham’s Declan Rice have also been linked alongside Kane, the treble winner made clear his views on the trio’s potential arrival, Keane said: “I wouldn’t be so sure about Mount.
“They’re going to be linked with lots of players but the one that would excite you is Kane.
“[Mount] has just gone off the boil a little but I know he bounced back and he’s got quality. I was raving about him a few years ago but he’s just gone missing the last year – a few injuries, the fact he can’t get in a bad Chelsea team.
“I wouldn’t be hanging my hat too much on him in terms of improving United and closing the gap. He’s a good player but would he improve Man United? I’m not so sure.
“I think Rice would be a decent signing, but in terms of the excitement and the goalscoring, you’d go all out for Kane. But can you see Spurs selling him to Man United? Very, very difficult.”