Manchester United legend Roy Keane believes his former side need to sign a ‘big’ name like Harry Kane or Jack Grealish this summer.
Roy Keane has encouraged Manchester United to make a “big, big signing” this summer to move closer to Manchester City.
The Red Devils have enjoyed a positive season in 2020/21. They have fallen away from title contention in recent months but they remain firmly in second place.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have been knocked out of the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup, but they are well-set to reach the Europa League final to end their manager’s semi-final hoodoo.
Man United beat Roma 6-2 at Old Trafford in the first leg and they look set to face Arsenal or Villarreal in the final.
Man City will be crowned Premier League champions if Man United lose to Liverpool on Sunday. The game is being overshadowed by protests taking place at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer’s side are 13 points behind City with a game in hand. They are expected to be busy in the transfer market this summer.
Kane and Grealish have long been rumored with a move to Man United. There is a growing feeling that Kane will depart Tottenham this summer as he hunts for team trophies.
As cited by BirminghamLIVE, Keane told Sky Sports that United need to “put a marker down” with a major signing: “United need to go and make a big, big signing, whether it’s Kane or Grealish – put a marker down.”
“OK, they need another centre-half, but I still think at the top end of the pitch, when you look at some of the games this year that they’ve drawn, they’ve lacked that real bit of quality.
“They’ve got some brilliant players and I agree that there’s been progress,” Keane said. “The worry for Manchester United is the next step is the biggest and the hardest one, to go and get that league title.
“Liverpool were brilliant last year, Man City excellent this season but United are still a bit short.
“The worry for me now is that we’re looking at United and saying they’ve made progress, but look at the financial side, off the pitch at United as if the remit for Ole will be finishing in the top four, or finishing second, wanting to get into the Champions League. But it has to be about winning trophies.”