‘One of the best’ – Solskjaer hails Harry Kane


'One of the best' - Solskjaer hails Harry Kane
Soccer Football - Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United - Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain - August 25, 2019 Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane sprays water on himself as Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen and Giovani Lo Celso prepare to come on as substitutes REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

In Summary

  • After Sunday's 1-1 draw against Liverpool, former United skipper Keane claimed they should move for Tottenham star Kane - a suggestion put to the Norwegian ahead of the match against Partizan
  • "Roy's quite straightforward, isn't he? For us, it's working hard. Getting Anthony (Martial) back is going to be a massive boost for us," Solskjaer said

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer called Harry Kane “one of the best” in response to Roy Keane’s comments that Manchester United should sign the Tottenham striker.

United – who allowed Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez to join Inter Milan in the summer without signing attacking reinforcements – have scored just 10 Premier League goals this season and have only netted once in two Europa League games ahead of Thursday’s game against Partizan Belgrade in the Serbian capital.

After Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Liverpool, former United skipper Keane claimed they should move for Tottenham star Kane – a suggestion put to the Norwegian ahead of the match against Partizan.

“Roy’s quite straightforward, isn’t he? For us, it’s working hard. Getting Anthony (Martial) back is going to be a massive boost for us and I’m sure when Anthony comes back that’ll help Marcus (Rashford) as well,” Solskjaer said.

“With the forwards we’ve got, with the pace and the skills, I’m looking forward to the next few weeks.

“There aren’t many (Robert) Lewandowskis and Harry Kanes. They’re like (Alan) Shearer, (Ruud) Van Nistelrooy – fantastic goalscorers.

“Ours are different types of players, but I have to say I like someone who can finish half a chance and he does that. He’s one of the best, but he’s a Tottenham player.”

Fit-again Anthony Martial is part of the squad that travelled to Belgrade for Thursday’s Europa League match, but Nemanja Matic, Luke Shaw, Diogo Dalot, Eric Bailly and Axel Tuanzebe remain out.

Paul Pogba is unavailable through injury and Solskjaer confirmed the midfielder will also miss Sunday’s trip to Norwich, although David De Gea will be available despite missing the clash in Serbia.

-Report by skysports

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