Edinson Cavani’s new contract means Manchester United will NOT be signing Harry Kane or Erling Haaland, insists Gary Neville, as former Red Devils captain suggests they will move for Jadon Sancho instead and leave Mason Greenwood as back-up striker
- Gary Neville claims that Manchester United will not buy Harry Kane this summer
- The Red Devils have been linked with the Englishman and Erling Haaland of late
- However, Neville believes that his former club will not sign another striker
- United landed a huge coup after Edinson Cavani agreed to extended terms
- The Sky Sports pundit says a new frontman would inhibit Mason Greenwood
Gary Neville believes Manchester United will not sign Harry Kane or Erling Haaland this summer after ‘sensational’ Edinson Cavani agreed to a new deal at Old Trafford.
United have been linked with a move for Tottenham’s talisman in the upcoming window, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly looking to bolster his attack for the 2021-22 campaign.
The Red Devils are also understood to be in the race for Borussia Dortmund hotshot Erling Haaland, with United set to rival Man City, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona for the £154m striker.
Gary Neville believes Manchester United won’t sign Erling Haaland (L) or Harry Kane (R)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly on the lookout for a striker this summer transfer window
However, Neville claims that his former side do not need to add another striker to their ranks after veteran Edinson Cavani committed to a new deal on Monday afternoon.
‘I think if you look at the policy over the last couple of years since Ole has come in at Manchester United, I don’t think they will sign another striker,’ Neville said on Monday Night Football. ‘I don’t have the contacts on the inside that I used to have, so it is my assumption.
‘They have been desperate for Sancho, they didn’t get him last summer but they could look a lot smarter if they get him this time around for half price.’
Neville outlined that the acquisition of another striker would stunt the growth of 19-year-old Greenwood, who has flourished under Solskjaer since making his debut last season and has shown real potential to lead the line for years to come.
However, ex-United star Neville says it would go against United’s transfer policy to sign either
Neville says that signing another striker would inhibit the growth of young Mason Greenwood
‘If Manchester United were to sign Harry Kane and a Sancho, will Cavani play? Will Greenwood have the growth? Where does Paul Pogba fit in? So I’m looking at it now and I think Sancho will come in, with Greenwood backup on that side.
‘Up front they will have Cavani and Greenwood and on the left they will have Rashford and Martial and then you’ve got Pogba who can fit in there too or at the base of midfield.
‘If you sign Kane or Haaland as well I don’t think that basically works for Manchester United with the way they have recruited the last few years. I think it is Sancho and I think that is their business done.’
Neville, who confessed he was a ‘sceptic’ of Cavani after the Uruguayan joined at the close of last summer’s transfer window, lauded the ‘sensational’ veteran after a superb debut campaign.
He says that Greenwood can work in tandem with Edinson Cavani, who has signed a new deal
The pair have impressed under Solskjaer and Greenwood is viewed as a future superstar
‘I think he has been absolutely sensational, in every single way,’ Neville added. ‘His attitude, his commitment, forget the goals, his impact on the other players. You think about positive influences on the likes of Rashford and Greenwood.
‘Manchester United can press better at the front when he is there, they have got a better target man to hit.
I think that ultimately you look at the sort of strikers who emerged in the league in the last few years they are fluid, flexible. This is a throwback.
‘He is a classic centre forward, makes brilliant runs, runs you would have been taught 20 years ago. I think he has been an absolute joy. I am delighted he is going to be at Manchester United next season. I think they are a better side when is in the team.’
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