Solskjaer urged to replace Anthony Martial with this Premier League striker

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been urged to replace Anthony Martial with Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.

According to Paul Merson, Kane will boost Manchester United’s title challenge next season.

Martial enjoyed his most prolific goalscoring campaign of his United career, scoring 17 league goals, but that hasn’t stopped the club to be constantly linked with a move for Spurs striker Harry Kane.

“I think Manchester United need a centre-forward, I really do,” Merson told Sky Sports. “And if they put in a massive bid for Harry Kane, they become massive players next season in the Premier League.

“People say Anthony Martial has done great, and he has done well, and Mason Greenwood will be a superstar, but if you can get Kane playing down the middle, with Martial, Greenwood and Rashford rotating, Kane is getting you 20 goals in a bad season!

“Martial is a hot player; when he is hot, he is brilliant. But you don’t win the league on hot and cold. You win the league on consistency, and Harry Kane brings you that, he’s the best striker in the Premier League. He can score out of nothing when things aren’t going well, and United need a natural goalscorer.

“There will also be games where United need someone to hold the ball up. They won’t dominate every game with free-flowing football, and sometimes when that ball goes up it has to stick.

“If United buy Harry Kane and a centre-half partner for Harry Maguire, they will be massive players next year.

“You’ve got to remember that next season is a quick turnaround, and it’s all about starting well. If you win the first five or six Premier League games, you’re in the title race. Teams could be out of it very quickly next season.

“City will improve, Chelsea are improving, United will improve. We saw it with Liverpool this season, City slipped up a couple times and it was over by November!”