Roy Keane says Manchester United should go all out and sign Harry Kane, while Gary Neville disagreed in the aftermath of Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool.
Manchester United more than matched the league leaders with Marcus Rashford’s goal looking like the likely winner until sub Adam Lallana rescued a point for Jurgen Klopp’s men late on.
Solskjaer used Rashford and Dan James out wide with Andreas Pereira as a false nine and his tactics, which also included pushing back Liverpool’s two full-backs, worked sufficiently to see United earn a draw.
Afterwards though Sky Sports pundit Keane urged United, who are looking for a striker in January, to go and sign England and Tottenham striker Kane.
“Just go and get Kane from Spurs, easy,” said the former United captain. ‘Just go and get him. What are you all staring at? They’re in disarray, go and get him.”
Gary Neville and Graeme Souness were also involved in the studio debate over which striker United should target in January with the former suggesting a “mobile” striker to suit Solskjaer’s style of play would be more beneficial.
“It won’t be a gamble in January as United need to go into the transfer market at the earliest opportunity because they obviously didn’t replace Lukaku,” said Neville.
“Those young lads out there – Pereira, McTominay, Wan-Bissaka, Rashford – they have to still buy to a style of play. There would be no point signing a replacement for Lukaku that’s the same type.
“I don’t feel they want to play that way. They have to sign a striker to suit their style.
“Liverpool play with three mobile strikers with Firmino who does a brilliant job, even when he’s not going to get you 25 goals a season. You can find a striker that fits the style of play.
“I don’t feel Solskjaer is looking for a Lukaku type or a [Diego] Costa. He wants to play a more mobile three or front two.”