Roy Keane advises his former team to make a full effort to pursue Declan Rice and Harry Kane because he does not feel Mason Mount will greatly strengthen Manchester United’s midfield.
As Erik ten Hag tries to take his team to the next level, United appears to be in for a summer of significant spending. Despite finishing third in the Premier League after a 2-1 victory against Fulham on Sunday, they still have a ways to go before they can seriously contend with Manchester City for the championship.
Before the upcoming season, Ten Hag is rumored to desire to make at least two significant additions, with a technical midfielder following closely after a world-class goal scorer. The Dutchman has long considered Tottenham striker Kane his top target for the former position, and recent reports have connected Mount with a move to Old Trafford.
Although Mount is a good player, according to Keane, he wouldn’t be the one to raise United and turn them into title contenders.
When asked who would compete with City for the championship the following year, Keane told Sky Sports, “I hope it’s United. They must obtain a striker of the highest caliber, depending on the takeover, the typical things, and recruitment. You’d want to think that United could compete with them the following season, but it will be really difficult since City is excellent and they have a fantastic manager.
In response to a question regarding recruiting, the former Reds midfielder said: “I wouldn’t be so sure about Mount. Numerous players will be connected to them, but Kane is the one who would excite you the most.
“[Mount] has just cooled off a bit, but I know he came back and has talent. I used to gush about him a few years back, but over the past year, he’s simply disappeared due to a few injuries and the fact that he can’t make a bad Chelsea team. In terms of enhancing United and narrowing the distance, I wouldn’t put a lot of faith in him. Although he is a good player, would he help Man United? I’m not certain.
“I believe Rice would be a good addition, but you’d go all out for Kane in terms of excitement and goal-scoring. However, do you think Spurs would sell him to Man United? Very, very challenging.