“I would break the bank to go and get him.” #MUFC

May 20, 2022

Former Manchester United striker Teddy Sheringham insists his old club should break the bank to bring Harry Kane to Old Trafford this summer.

Sheringham told the Manchester Evening News: “If Ronaldo is the only one left at the club then they need at least three top strikers to be performing.

“I know they still have Marcus Rashford. However, they need to go and buy two more strikers at least, certainly of real quality.

“The obvious one that has been looking to move from Tottenham is Harry Kane. If I was Man United, I would break the bank to go and get him.

“Whether he would want to come to Man United with how things have been run at the club over the last year, I don’t know if he would want to come. But it would be very hard for anyone to turn down Man United because it is such a fantastic, big club as well.

“But at the moment, would top players go to Man United? That is how much they have fallen down the pecking order, because of the leadership at the club.”

Although United need to bolster their attacking options this summer, it is highly likely that Ronaldo will remain their first choice option. He has scored 24 goals this season and been a ray of light in a dark campaign for the club.

But despite scoring north of 20 goals, some United supporters and pundits have blamed him for the Reds’ demise. That is an argument Sheringham, who was speaking to the MEN on behalf of Genting Casino, disagrees with.

“I think that it is very harsh to label him that [the problem],” the former England international continued. “I think you have to change your style of play if you’re going to play with Ronaldo, because even now, this late in his career, he is not really an out-and-out No9.

“Of course, he is an unbelievable talent and you have to build your team around him and feed him with the ball. That is the best way to do it.”

On Ronaldo and United’s need to strengthen their attacking department, Sheringham added: “If you’re leaving the club with just Ronaldo, he is not a winger anymore, he is not a No.10 and he is not a No.9, but he scores goals. He is unbelievable.

“If Ronaldo is the only one you have got, you need two or three to come in. I don’t know how much money they’re going to be spending but if you have only got Ronaldo you need quite a few around you to bolster that squad.”