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Man Utd boss Solskjaer responds to Roy Keane’s calls to sign Harry Kane

By Steve Jennings

Published: 15:18, 25 October 2019

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s has called Harry Kane “one of the best” following Roy Keane’s suggestion that Manchester United should sign the Tottenham striker.

United’s lack of a consistent goalscorer has been well publicised this season, with the Red Devils scoring just 10 goals in nine Premier League matches so far.

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  • Keane urged United to pursue Kane last week as the team is struggling for goals.
  • Kane is Tottenham’s all-time leading goalscorer in the Premier League and has been linked with United in the past.
  • His Spurs contract runs until the summer of 2024.
  • And the 26-year-old is unlikely to be attracted to United while they are not in the Champions League.
  • Tottenham could also fall out of the top four if their current form continues, which could affect Kane’s future.

The sale of Romelu Lukaku and an injury to Anthony Martial has seen Marcus Rashford pushed into the middle, but the England international has only enjoyed sporadic success in central areas.

As a result, former United captain Keane urged the club to pursue Kane last week, saying: “Go and get Kane from Spurs. Easy, just go and get him. He’d score 20 goals a season for you with his eyes closed.

“He’d score 30 goals a season with his eyes shut. Go and get him. They (Tottenham) are in disarray.”

But Solskjaer took Keane’s comments as an opportunity to praise the club’s current strikers.

“Roy’s quite straight-forward, isn’t he?” Solskjaer joked.

“For us it’s working hard, getting Anthony (Martial) back is going to be a massive boost for us and I’m sure when Anthony comes back that’ll help Marcus (Rashford) as well.

“With the forwards we’ve got, with the pace and the skills I’m looking forward to the next few weeks.”

The Norweigian did, however, eventually praise Kane as “one of the best” strikers around, admitting he is a fan of the 26-year-old.

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He added: “There aren’t many (Robert) Lewandowskis and Harry Kanes. They’re like (Alan) Shearer, (Ruud) Van Nistelrooy – fantastic goalscorers.

“Ours are different types of players, but I have to say I like someone who can finish half a chance and he does that. He’s one of the best, but he’s a Tottenham player.”

United travel to Norwich City in the Premier League this weekend, while Spurs and Kane face a difficult trip to Liverpool.