Roy Keane believes Tottenham striker Harry Kane would “walk into” the current Manchester United team should he sign in the summer transfer window.
With the 28-year-old’s form improving with every passing week, it is rather inevitable that the rumours will resurface at the end of the season, with Man United said to be keeping a close eye on his situation.
The Tottenham striker scored against the Red Devils on Saturday evening as Spurs fell short in a five-goal thriller at Old Trafford.
Speaking prior to kick-off, former United captain Keane heaped praise on Kane and suggested he would easily get into the Red Devils’ current XI.
He told Sky Sports on Saturday evening: “What can we say? He is a brilliant player, a huge player – he was slow out the blocks, he was supposed to leave, obviously supposed to leave but he’s bounced back.
“He’ll be coming back today, you can see his stats [his quality], we saw how good he was against Man City. Kane and Son would walk into this Manchester United team, that’s the big threat.
“United will have to be on their guard because if you give him a chance, it’ll be in the back of the net.”
Antonio Conte was not in charge last summer during the Kane transfer saga, but he will be well aware about the possibility of the mass speculation returning in a few months’ time.
Conte, when speaking in January, insisted the England captain was a big part of Tottenham’s future.
The Italian said: “I knew the situation in the summer and, when Harry decided to stay in Tottenham, I found a player totally involved in this project … if we want to think to build something to win, Harry must be a starting point.
“I understand Harry’s situation. When you finish your career, you can see your appearances and the teams you made them for but, at the same time, it’s right to see what you have won. This is important, especially for the top, top players.
“I think that when Tottenham brought me here they wanted to send a signal outside, and maybe also to our players … We have to try to build a situation where we are all involved and to try to create a situation that we can be competitive to try to win.”