Manchester United legend Gary Neville has questioned the club’s decision not to sign Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane this summer.
“I am struggling to understand why Manchester United are not going that extra step in this transfer window,” Neville said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.
“With regards to Manchester United, they have always gone after the best player in the Premier League, the best English or British player in the Premier League, historically.
“Anthony Martial, Daniel James, Jesse Lingard, you are talking about potentially offloading a lot of wages there, potentially getting some transfer fees in.
“Why are they not going for Harry Kane this week? Because I believe that if Harry Kane entered Manchester United you could get up to 90 to 95 points.”
“They are still going to have to replace Edinson Cavani and Martial next summer. Martial is not going to do it, Cavani has only got one year left,” he added.
“They are going to have to get a centre-forward at some point, why not get the man now to give them that impetus to get towards that 95 points? Because I don’t think they can just with Sancho and Varane.
“I believe Ole deserves another 12 to 18 months with building because Manchester United have tried the Jose Mourinho quickfire hit job and it has not worked. Louis van Gaal, going for a different style of play, it has not worked. It failed miserably.
“So they have gone for someone who has taken it back to their roots. He has got to be given a chance to do it. Manchester United are going to need a new centre-forward in the next 12 months, the guy is available now if you pay £150m.
“I personally think that Kane coming in would be a differentiator.”