Scholes: ‘United don’t need Jadon Sancho, they need a player like Harry Kane’

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes feels his club should pass on Jadon Sancho as the winger ‘isn’t needed’. The former midfielder insists that the Red Devils should be trying to sign Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane instead as they are in need of a central striker and not a winger.

“I don’t think it’s a major priority,” Scholes said in an interview with BT Sport. “Sancho is a top-quality footballer, he would improve any team like Liverpool, Manchester City, Real Madrid. His stats prove that. He would be a major asset to the team. We do already have three wide forwards that are similar, possibly not quite as good but potentially they could be.”

“If that’s Harry Kane you’re talking about rather than Sancho, I’d be more keen to sign him,” Scholes added. “They need a No.9, and Harry Kane would be that man for me.” With United not being able to meet Dortmund’s €120m demands for Sancho, it seems even more unlikely that they will be able to convince Tottenham to let Kane go for anything less than €150m.