Former Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has insisted that his outdated membership ought to be chasing Tottenham striker Harry Kane and never Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.
The Reds have been trying to signal Sancho all summer time and MEN Sport perceive they plan to make one last-ditch try for the winger earlier than the summer time switch window closes tomorrow.
However Rooney finds it ‘odd’ that United have been so desperate to land the 20-year-old this summer time, with the hypothesis across the deal resulting in one of many greatest switch sagas of the window.
Rooney, as a substitute, feels that United ought to be trying to accumulate England captain Kane in addition to a brand new centre-back and Brighton defender Tariq Lamptey.
Lamptey has impressed beneath Graham Potter after selecting to go away Chelsea searching for first-team soccer and Rooney believes he would praise the United aspect.
Rooney wrote in The Instances: “Jadon Sancho is a high participant, however I discover it odd that he has been Manchester United’s switch precedence. Why contemplate paying near £100 million for somebody much like expertise you’ve acquired already?
“United have Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial and the place would Sancho’s arrival depart Mason Greenwood, who performs in the identical place and is of comparable age?
“I’d quite put that £100 million in the direction of attempting to get Harry Kane. Sure, getting Kane out of Tottenham can be tough, possibly inconceivable, however United are a membership who ought to all the time make an effort to signal the easiest gamers and Kane is strictly what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants, as is Erling Haaland, who United missed out on final yr — a real No 9.
“Personally, if I have been doing their recruiting, in addition to that No 9 I’d go for an additional centre half to associate Harry Maguire and check out for Brighton & Hove Albion’s Tariq Lamptey, who seems to be a superb attacking proper again.
“Whereas Aaron Wan-Bissaka has executed OK defensively, you need United full backs to place the opposition on the again foot when the group have the ball and I don’t assume he does that. Luke Shaw can at instances however you all the time fear from a health perspective whether or not he can do it for 90 minutes so I feel full again is an space the place United may actually enhance.”