Edinson Cavani’s new contract means Manchester United will NOT sign Harry Kane or Erling Haaland, emphasizes Gary Neville, as the former Red Devils captain suggests they will instead move to Jadon Sancho and Mason Greenwood as backup striker leave.
- Gary Neville claims Manchester United will not buy Harry Kane this summer
- The Red Devils have recently been associated with the Englishman and Erling Haaland
- However, Neville believes his former club will not sign another striker
- United landed a massive coup after Edinson Cavani agreed to extended terms
- The Sky Sports pundit says a new frontman would brake Mason Greenwood
Gary Neville believes Manchester United will not sign Harry Kane or Erling Haaland this summer after the ‘sensational’ Edinson Cavani agreed to a new deal at Old Trafford.
United has been linked with a move for Tottenham’s talisman in the coming period, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly looking to step up his attack for the 2021-22 season.
The Red Devils are also believed to be in the running for Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland, with United to compete with Man City, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona for the £ 154 million forward.
Gary Neville believes Manchester United will not sign Erling Haaland (left) or Harry Kane (right)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly looking for a striker this summer’s transfer window
Neville, however, claims his former squad won’t need to add a new striker to their ranks after veteran Edinson Cavani committed to a new deal Monday afternoon.
“I think if you look at the policies of the past few years since Ole joined Manchester United, I don’t think they’ll be putting on another striker,” Neville said on Monday Night Football. ‘I don’t have the contacts on the inside that I used to have, so it’s my assumption.
“They were desperate for Sancho, they didn’t get him last summer, but they could look a lot smarter if they got him half price this time.”
Neville outlined that the acquisition of another striker would stunt the growth of 19-year-old Greenwood, who has thrived under Solskjaer since making his debut last season and has shown real potential to lead the next few years.
However, ex-United star Neville says it would be against United’s transfer policy to sign either
Neville says hiring another striker would slow the young Mason Greenwood’s growth
If Manchester United were to sign Harry Kane and a Sancho, will Cavani play? Will Greenwood have the growth? Where does Paul Pogba fit in? So I’m looking at it now and I think Sancho will come in, with Greenwood support on that side.
‘In the front they have Cavani and Greenwood and on the left they have Rashford and Martial and then you have Pogba who can pass there too or at the base of the midfield.
If you also sign Kane or Haaland, I don’t think that essentially works for Manchester United with the way they’ve recruited over the years. I think it’s Sancho and I think that’s their business. ‘
Neville, who confessed to being a ‘skeptic’ of Cavani after the Uruguayan joined at the end of last summer’s transfer window, praised the ‘sensational’ veteran after a fantastic debut season.
He says Greenwood can partner with Edinson Cavani, who has signed a new deal
The pair impressed Solskjaer and Greenwood is seen as a future superstar
“I think he’s been absolutely sensational in every way,” Neville added. ‘His attitude, his commitment, forget the goals, his impact on the other players. You think of positive influences on Rashford and Greenwood.
Manchester United can push better up front when he’s there, they have a better target to hit.
‘I think in the end you look at the kind of strikers that have come up in the league in recent years, they are fluid, flexible. This is a throwback.
‘He’s a classic striker, makes brilliant runs, runs you would have learned 20 years ago. I think he has been an absolute delight. I am very happy that he will be with Manchester United next season. I think they are a better side when he’s on the team. ‘