Gary Neville: Kane should join United to win trophies


Former Manchester United Gary Neville believes Harry Kane should join Manchester United if he wants to win trophies in his career.

Should Harry Kane leave Tottenham Hotspur?

England captain Kane has spent his entire career at Tottenham Hotspur despite being linked with a move away on numerous occasions, most notably in 2021 when he appeared to be pushing for a move to Manchester City before agreeing to stay in North London.


The 29-year-old has scored 18 goals in 25 Premier League games but has yet to win a major trophy with Tottenham, who were eliminated from the FA Cup by Sheffield United on Wednesday.

Neville told Sky Sports News that Kane could look to leave at the end of the season and that his former club are a realistic option for the striker.

He stated:  “Kane is a fantastic player and a fantastic professional, and I believe that if he could leave now and go to a club in Manchester, preferably United or City, he would take that opportunity.

“It’s unlikely to be City due to their [Erling] Haaland expenditure and what they’ve done with him, but Manchester United are in desperate need of a center forward.

“I don’t think he’ll go there, Chelsea. He’s very loyal to Tottenham and they have a big rivalry with Chelsea, so I don’t see that happening, even though they desperately need a center forward.

“Because of the rivalry, he will not go to Arsenal, leaving Manchester United as his only option in England this summer.

“But I believe Harry, if he wants to win trophies, will have to leave Tottenham, because Tottenham struggles in that area.”

Neville on United signing to Declan Rice

Neville also questioned the idea of United signing Declan Rice, who played for West Ham in Wednesday’s FA Cup fifth-round loss to the Red Devils.


Neville went on to say: “Obviously, Declan knows the position, but when I look at world-class holding midfielders and players of that type, Rice falls into the category of more of a destroyer because he doesn’t score or assist enough goals.

“You must then be someone who, in my opinion, is highly competent on the ball and linking play, as well as having knowledge of the subtleties of getting on the ball from the back four.

“At this point in time, I believe Declan should work under a different set-up, advance in his career, and play for a different club.

“But, if I were Manchester United this summer, I would not spend £110 million or £120 million on Rice.

“I would spend £50m-60m on him, but not the reported figures because I still believe he has a lot of growth.”

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