Daily Dispatch

Scholes picks Kane over Sancho for his old club


Paul Scholes says Manchester United lack a prolific centre forward and should prioritise a move for Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane over Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.

United have been heavily linked with a move for the 20year-old Sancho.

However, media reports say the club have balked at Dortmund’s

valuation of around £100m (R2.2bn) .

England captain Kane signed a six-year contract extension with Spurs in 2018, but said in March he could leave if they did not progress in the right direction.

Scholes, who won 11 Premier League titles with United, said: “Don’t get me wrong, Sancho is a top-quality footballer.

“I think he would improve any team in world football.

“His stats say that he is a goalscorer, he will make and score lots of goals.

“I just think we already have three forwards or wide men that are very similar to Sancho, possibly not quite as good as him, but potentiall­y I think they could be.”

Scholes said Kane was the out-and-out goalscorer United need right now.

“I think if that is Harry Kane you are talking about, I would be more desperate to sign him than Sancho at this stage,” he said.

“I just think United need a centre forward, a real No 9, a real goalscorer, and Kane would be that man for me.”

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