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Manchester United told to make ‘priceless’ signing to close gap to Manchester City



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Manchester United finished third in the Premier League under Erik ten Hag last term but will need further signings to close the gap to table-topping Manchester City.

The Reds have secured the signature of Mason Mount on a five-year contract from Chelsea and are closing in on signing Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana, who will replace the departed David de Gea.

However, many believe that Ten Hag must push forward to signing a centre-forward in order to fight for the title next term.

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Last season Anthony Martial’s fitness continued to be a concern, whilst loanee Wout Weghorst failed to score a Premier League goal in his six-month stint.

Marcus Rashford’s 30-goal campaign eased the lack of goalscoring pain from a no.9, however, the England international will need someone alongside him with a true feel for goals.

Dwight Yorke, 51, knows all about being a top goalscoring striker for the Old Trafford club. He scored 66 goals for The Reds and registered 32 assists in 152 appearances for the club.

He believes that Harry Kane is the best man for the job and says that Ten Hag’s side must convince Tottenham Hotspur’s stubborn owner Daniel Levy amid interest from Bayern Munich for the England captain.

“If Harry Kane goes to Bayern Munich, it does concern me with the striker situation at Man United. The striker position is probably the main reason that stopped us from getting close to Man City in the end,” Yorke told BoyleSports.

“You can’t play the game without a real number nine, even with Pep Guardiola’s false nine before, the striker position is very traditional in the Premier League.

“With the Kane scenario, we should have spent £150m on Erling Haaland when we had the chance under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but we spent money on other players in different positions.

“I’m not saying to go and spend £150m on Kane but Man United should act like the big club they are and go make the deal happen. Bayern Munich is a huge club, so Man United will have to do what’s necessary to bring Kane in, we know what he brings to the table, it’s priceless.”