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target kane Roy Keane urges Manchester United to sign the one player who would guarantee them trophies


Cavani’s brilliant diving header put United ahead (Matthew Childs/PA)

Cavani’s brilliant diving header put United ahead (Matthew Childs/PA)

Cavani’s brilliant diving header put United ahead (Matthew Childs/PA)

Roy Keane believes Manchester United have closed the gap on Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table and they will be guaranteed trophy success next season if they sign Harry Kane from Tottenham this summer.

Speaking after United's 3-1 win at Tottenham, Keane told Sky Sports that Kane may now be forced to leave Spurs as Jose Mourinho's side look almost certain to miss out on a top four finish and qualification for next season's Champions League.

While Tottenham may be reluctant to sell Kane to a domestic rival, Keane suggested the England captain would fancy a move to United.

"It’s only natural for us to speculate about Kane if they don’t get in the Champions League," declared the former United skipper.

"Obviously he must be getting frustrated. Obviously, he’s a huge player for Spurs, a brilliant professional, a fantastic player.

"And if they don’t get in the Champions League, and not competing at the top of the league, then it’s only natural for Harry Kane from a selfish point of view to look at his options.

"He’s got some great options out there because he’s a world-class striker, and there’s not many out there.

"If United want to get back to winning titles, they need another striker. Kane will be looking at this United team and they have made progress in the last 12 months.

"He would look at it and say I can be the main man up front at Man United. I think Kane fancies United, just a gut feeling.

"If Kane is at United, as night follows day (they will win trophies)."

Meanwhile, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saluted his side's win, as they came from behind to beat Spurs with second half goals from Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood.

"I feel we played very good. I think we scored some excellent goals," he said. "You see the results earlier today, to have seven points more than the team in third is big for us. We want to see how close we can get to the top.

"I love seeing these boys come together in adversity. They pulled together."

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It remains to be seen whether Kane could be the marquee signing United try and make this summer, but their win at Tottenham has left them in great shape to finish second in the Premier League behind champions Manchester City.

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