Former Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney believes the club’s priorities are wrong in the transfer market.
Rooney, wwriting in The Sunday Times, suggested that the Red Devils hierarchy should have looking to sign Harry Kane instead of Jadon Sancho this summer.
Manchester United have had several offers for Sancho rejected by Borussia Dortmund with the German club holding out for £108m.
Sancho, who has been open to joining the Old Trafford club, has missed Dortmund’s last two games with a respiratory infection.
”Jadon Sancho is a top player, but I find it odd that he has been Manchester United’s transfer priority, ” Rooney wrote in the Times. ”Why consider paying close to £100 million for someone similar to talent you’ve got already?
”United have Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial and where would Sancho’s arrival leave Mason Greenwood, who plays in the same position and is of similar age?
”I’d rather put that £100 million towards trying to get Harry Kane,” he added.
Landing Kane from Tottenham will be pricey and difficult and Rooney knows this.
However, the former England international questioned how a possible Sancho arrival could affect someone like Mason Greenwood.
”Yes, getting Kane out of Tottenham would be difficult, maybe impossible, but United are a club who should always make an effort to sign the very best players and Kane is exactly what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs,” the Derby striker noted.