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Paul Scholes in disagreement with Sir Alex Ferguson over Man Utd’s next signing

Paul Scholes and Sir Alex Ferguson appear to have differing views on Manchester United’s pursuit of Tottenham forward Harry Kane.

United have long been linked with a move for the England star and Ferguson has previously confessed that if he could have managed one Premier League star, it would have been Kane.

With that in mind, the Scotsman also told Erik ten Hag which area of the pitch he should improve earlier this season.

Speaking after United’s Carabao Cup final win over Newcastle in February, Ferguson analysed Marcus Rashford and said the burden of putting the ball in the net should not fall entirely on the 25-year-old’s shoulders.

“I don’t think he’s [Rashford] a striker,” Ferguson told Sky Sports. “He operates away from the left-hand side and has been fantastic.

“His finishing is always good, always keeps his shots down – which is really important for a striker – and is in a great vein of form. Unfortunately for us, he’s the main source of goals – we could do with an extra one, but he’s doing it.”

While Scholes agreed with his former manager in that putting the ball in the back of the net was an issue, he doesn’t seem convinced that Kane is the answer to United’s problems.

“I think Harry is very happy where he is. If he was going to move it would have been to Man City a couple of years ago,” Scholes explained to BT Sport.

“He would be fantastic, 25 goals guaranteed, but it’s very difficult for him to move at 30 years of age. It’s a risk as well for Man United, if you put all your eggs in that Harry Kane basket and all of a sudden Daniel Levy is messing you about, you might end up with no one.

“If you get him early, brilliant, but I just think he’s very happy at Tottenham doing what he’s doing.”

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