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Scholes prefers Haaland over Kane as Man Utd’s next number 9

Sat 03 April 2021 | 12:54

The Red Devils legend says the Norwegian’s age and his exceptional abilities make him an ideal choice for Solskjaer’s team.

Erling Haaland

has been linked with a move to Old Trafford as

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

’s team continue to struggle for consistency in the final third.

Harry Kane

has also been named as a potential transfer target for the Red Devils as his future at Tottenham remains uncertain. Speaking about the Red Devils’ need for a new striker,

Paul Scholes

says the 20-year-old

Borussia Dortmund

sensation is an ideal option for

Manchester United

’s number 9 position.

“First and foremost, they need a number nine,”

the former United midfielder said on

Webby & O’Neill

YouTube channel . 

“I think the forwards they have are very good, but are any of them really a number nine, are they wide players? You just can't make sense out of it, really.

“When [Edinson] Cavani's played, he's looked alright, but he's picked up a few injuries. He's at that age, it was always going to happen, he was always going to be bit-part.

“They need someone who is more permanent. I know Haaland is talked about a lot, he's going to cost a lot of money. Harry Kane at Spurs, there are rumours that he might want to leave there.”

Haaland has established a reputation as one of the best strikers in European football. The Norwegian has scored 21 goals in his 21 matches for Dortmund in their current Bundesliga campaign.

“I think any one of them, you take any one of them, but I think if I had to choose, then Haaland would definitely be the one.

“Purely for his age, his ability, the timing of his career, he's played under Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] before. I think it would make sense for everyone to do it, but there's going to be other clubs in for him, so it will be difficult.

“I like Kane, I think he's brilliant. When he first came onto the scene, I likened him to Ruud [van Nistelrooy], he's a ruthless finisher, desperate to score goals.

“I just think at the stages of each one's career, then you get more out of Haaland.”

Manchester United will play against


in their next Premier League match on Sunday.

source: SportMob