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Harry Kane: Pochettino “agrees” with Roy Keane on Man Utd remarks

By James Richards

Published: 18:30, 26 October 2019 | Updated: 23:42, 20 September 2022

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino heaped further praise on Harry Kane following Roy Keane’s comments urging Manchester United to sign the England striker.

The Spurs boss believes Kane “deserves everything’ after his forward’s future was discussed by the former Manchester United and Ireland midfielder.

Could Harry Kane join Manchester United?: Five things to know…

  • Harry Kane is Tottenham’s all-time Premier League top goalscorer, netting 130 times.
  • The England striker has a contract that runs until 2024.
  • Manchester United are in desperate need of a frontman having scored just 10 Premier League goals this season.
  • Roy Keane has urged United to bring the 26-year-old to Old Trafford.
  • Mauricio Pochettino agreed that Kane “deserves everything”.

Roy Keane was speaking following United’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool last weekend when he told Sky Sports: “Just go and get Kane from Spurs.

“Easy. Just go and get him.:

Liverpool legend Graeme Souness pipped in by adding: “That’s where Man United should be batting. Go for the best. They always have done.”

Kane has scored 130 Premier League goals since breaking through at Tottenham and is seen as the perfect solution to Manchester United’s scoring woes. The Red Devils have hit the back of the net just 10 times this season in the Premier League – only six sides have scored fewer lowest – and the Spurs striker is seen as the perfect solution.

Pochettino used Keane’s comment to further praise the 26-year-old, replying by saying: “I heard what was said.

“Of course, I respect him and admired him when he was a player. He was the kind of player who you want beside you, or as a centre-back like me you want him in front of you.

“Whenever I listen to him he is very clinical in his comments. Of course, he loves good players and Harry Kane is a fantastic player. We more than agree Harry Kane deserves everything.”

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Solskjaer happy with what he has got

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also used Keane’s comments to give a bit of praise to his own forwards.

The United boss is aware of his side’s goalscoring problems this season but believes the return from injury of Anthony Martial could have a big impact on their season.

“Roy’s quite straightforward isn’t he.

“For us it’s [about] working hard. Getting Anthony back is going to be a massive boost for us and I’m sure, when he comes back, that’ll help Marcus [Rashford] as well.

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

“There aren’t many [Robert] Lewandowskis and Harry Kanes – they’re like [Alan] Shearer, [Ruud] Van Nistelrooy, fantastic players.

“Ours are different types of players but I like someone who can finish half a chance and Harry does that, but Harry’s a Tottenham player.”

United are in action at Carrow Road this weekend as they face Norwich while Harry Kane will be representing Spurs on a difficult trip to Anfield as Tottenham take on the league leaders Liverpool.