Manchester United failed to continue their winning run in the Premier League last night as they shared the spoils against Tottenham Hotspur on the road.
Jadon Sancho opened the scoring after just seven minutes for United. Shortly before the break, Marcus Rashford made it 2-0 with his 29th goal of the campaign.
Despite this, the club could not secure the victory. Spurs were the better side after the interval and goals from Pedro Porro and Son Heung-min pulled them level.
Rashford’s return to scoring form was a big positive but the fans also got to see Harry Kane putting in a strong second-half performance for the north London side.
Kane has been earmarked as Erik ten Hag’s top striker target and reports claim that the club have already started making first moves to land the England international.
The 29-year-old’s goal scoring ability is obviously known but the England captain has also drastically improved with his distribution over the past few seasons.
We saw a fine example of that against United last night. Kane dropped deep into his own half to secure possession regularly and made some impressive forward runs.
He did not find the back of the net for Spurs but grabbed the attention with his ball-playing ability.
Over 90 minutes, Kane registered 30 accurate passes. Out of those, he managed five key passes and created three big chances – one of which led to Son’s equaliser.
United have lacked the presence of a complete striker in their squad since the prime years of Rooney and in our view, Kane would be the perfect summer acquisition for them.
The Englishman will soon enter the final year of his Spurs deal and United should fancy their prospects of landing him if he has no plans to renew with the London outfit.
He won’t come on the cheap with a price tag of around £100 million but it would prove a worthwhile piece of business for United as he remains a world-class striker.
Kane has 31 goal contributions for this season. He could easily replicate such numbers for another five years. He would transform United into genuine title contenders.
Stats from Transfermarkt.com and Sofascore.com
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