The Red Devils should stay out of the race for French striker Kylian Mbappé and instead pay over the odds for Harry Kane, according to former English player Teddy Sheringham.
What did Teddy Sheringham say?
Manchester United opted to bring in another proven scorer in the summer of 2022, despite Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani leaving on a free transfer and Ronaldo making a major exit push. More firepower is expected to be sought in 2023, with questions about Kylian Mbappe’s future at PSG and how long England captain Harry Kane will stick around at the Spurs.
The former Red Devils striker revealed about the approach he will take to recruiting that he doesn’t think Kylian Mbappe is what Man Utd needs. According to Teddy Sheringham, they already have nasty players, if he can call them that, and need focused and determined players like Declan Rice and Harry Kane. They may not be the most empathetic players, but they do the right thing at the right time. Sheringham says Kylian is a great player, but he doesn’t know if you need another flair player like Antony, Marcus Rashford and Cristiano Ronaldo.
A little about the topic
Teddy, winner of the 1999 Treble with Manchester United, added that the Reds have always bought the best. Manchester United signed Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand, Roy Keane – all were the best available. Players with professionalism, desire and focus are needed and they should look no further than Harry. They desperately want to get the focus, and if they also need to get Declan, who knows when to calm him down and speed him up. According to Teddy Sheringham, Man Utd used to pay for the chances of getting these players and they should do it again.
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