Two world-leading strikers have been linked with moves to Manchester United this summer.
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has said he would rather see Erling Haaland at United than Harry Kane.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job next season will be to close the gap to Man City and he’s going to need a world-class goalscoring to make that happen – among more players in different areas (centre-back, central midfield and right wing).
On top of that, it’s looking likely that Edinson Cavani will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season, with one of his international team-mates wanting to move to Boca Juniors with PSG’s all-time record scorer.
Scholes, when asked who he’d prefer out of the pair, picked 20-year-old Haaland.
Speaking on Webby & O’Neill, Scholes said: “First and foremost, they need a number nine.
“I think the forwards they have are very good, but are any of them really a number nine, are they wide players? You just can’t make sense out of it, really.
“When Cavani’s played, he’s looked alright, but he’s picked up a few injuries. He’s at that age, it was always going to happen, he was always going to be bit-part.
“They need someone who is more permanent. I know Haaland is talked about a lot, he’s going to cost a lot of money.
“Harry Kane at Spurs, there’s rumours that he might want to leave there.
“I think any one of them, you take any one of them, but I think if I had to choose, then Haaland would definitely be the one.
“Purely for his age, his ability, the timing of his career, he’s played under Ole before. I think it would make sense for everyone to do it, but there’s going to be other clubs in for him, so it will be difficult.
“I like Kane, I think he’s brilliant. When he first came onto the scene, I likened him to Ruud (van Nistelrooy), he’s a ruthless finisher, desperate to score goals.
“I just think at the stages of each one’s careers, then you get more out of Haaland.”