Paul Scholes urges United to shun Sancho and sign Tottenham star

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has told his former club to prioritise a move for Tottenham captain, Harry Kane, over Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho.

United have been in negotiations with the Bundesliga club over a potential move, and seemed to be close to reaching an agreement earlier this week.

New reports however, suggest executive vice chairman, Ed Woodward isn’t happy about the enormous fee Dortmund are asking for, and has threatened to walk away from the deal.

Asked before United’s Europa League game against LASK Linz, whether the Red Devils should be prioritising signing Sancho, the midfield legend told BT Sport: “I don’t think it is.

“Don’t get me wrong Sancho is a top-quality footballer, I think he would improve any team in world football, and I am talking Liverpool, Man City, Barcelona, Real Madrid, he would improve all of them.

“His stats say that he is a goalscorer, he will make and score lots of goals, and there is no doubt he would be a big asset to the team.

“I just think we already have three forwards or wide men/centre forwards that are very similar to Sancho, possibly not quite as good as him, but potentially I think they could be.

“But I think if that is Harry Kane you are talking about, I would be more desperate to sign him than Sancho at this stage, although don’t get me wrong as I said Sancho is a top-quality footballer.

“I just think United need a centre forward, a real no.9 a real goalscorer, and Harry Kane would be that man for me.

“But you also have to think what does Ole want because it doesn’t seem like he wants that type of centre forward at the minute.”

Kane admitted to being open to a move away from Tottenham before the restart, and reports claimed their owner, Daniel Levy was willing to accept £200 million for him.