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Jamie Carragher believes Manchester United need to sign a player like Harry Kane or Eling Haaland more than the club’s long-term target, Jadon Sancho.
Sancho has been heavily linked with the move to Old Trafford, with the Red Devils being eager to land him last summer. However, the deal didn’t materialise and the England international stayed at Borussia Dortmund.
United have not cooled down their interest in the 20-year-old but Carragher thinks the player’s teammate, Haaland, as well as Tottenham star Kane, are better options to join Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side as the club needs a quality striker.
“I wouldn’t describe Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a defensive manager,” former Liverpool man told Sky Sports.
“He’s played for Manchester United, in those successful teams.
“Right now, I actually think it’s a quality issue. Is there enough quality when the ball goes to the forward players?
“They’re the top-scorers in the Premier League but have they got that player to score the decisive goal in a tight game, that player who is going to take them to the league title?
“People talk about Manchester United needing a right-winger and they went for Jadon Sancho. They need a centre forward more than anything, in my book.
“If you’ve got [Marcus] Rashford, a centre forward and a right-winger and Greenwood supplementing that… he’s still young but he will be a quality player.
“I think that’s where they’re lacking right now. I think it’s a lack of quality and you look at the options, you think of Harry Kane from this country, and Haaland is another one coming through.”