Man Utd need Kane to challenge Man City for Premier League title, claims club legend

Stefan Bienkowski
Stefan Bienkowski Updated: 27 May 2021 07:59 BST 5 min read
Man Utd need Kane to challenge Man City for Premier League title, claims club legend

Former Manchester United midfielder Mark Hughes believes signing Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane could allow Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to finally challenge for the Premier League title. 

The Old Trafford side finished the season in second place, but were forced to accept defeat in the title race early on and ended up finishing 12 points behind Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. 

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Although Man Utd were once of the most formidable attacking teams in the division this season, they often had to rely on 34-year-old Edinson Cavani as a direct focal point in attack. 

And Hughes believes that his old club could put serious pressure on Man City next season if they’re able to bring in a striker like Kane, who could offer more consistency in the No.9 position. 

‘Harry Kane is made to measure for Manchester United’

“I think Kane could take United back to a title-winning level,” the former Man Utd star told Sky Sports.

“From watching United this season, the one thing that’s always struck me is that when they don’t have that focal point to the attack, when [Edinson] Cavani isn’t playing and the likes of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial or Mason Greenwood are playing up top, it doesn’t quite function as well as it should.

“I think United are always better when Cavani is actually down the middle. He’s done great for United this year and I think it is great news for them that they’ve been able to keep him for another year.

“Whether that means they aren’t going to pursue Kane really forcefully because they feel in the short-term that they’ve got a solution.

“I think from my point of view, with my red goggles on, I would love Harry Kane to be there because I think he’d be made to measure for Manchester United. He’d have a lot of good talent around him, and they’d give him that platform hopefully to win trophies because clearly Harry Kane is at the point of his career where that’s what’s missing from his career.

“He wants to make sure that the next step, if he does make a step, is going to guarantee trophies. It’s not about money, it’s not about prestige – it’s about making your mark in the game.”

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