Manchester United suffered a 2-0 defeat at Newcastle United on Sunday, a result that dealt a heavy blow to their race for the top four.
Wot Wegerst led the way for the Red Devils at St James’ Park, making his nineteenth consecutive start in United colors but struggled away from home.
The Dutchman had a bad day at the office as he failed to register a shot on target and his link-up action was less effective.
In the second half, Anthony Martial entered the field and had a good chance in the game and the ball was blocked well.
The Frenchman looked in good form whenever he was on the pitch, but persistent injury problems forced him to sit out large parts of the season.
United are looking for fresh blood this summer and a number of names have been linked with the club in recent months.
Transfer guru David Ornstein has one such name update on his list in his new Athletics section, which sheds light on the immediate future of Tottenham Hotspurs boss Harry Kane.
According to Ornstein, the 29-year-old remains at the top of Eric’s ten-hug list for the summer.
The popular journalist wrote: “People close to United – who remain anonymous to protect their relationship – say Erik ten Haag will be sold on Kane as their first choice for a new centre-forward.
The 29-year-old has been responsible for carrying the team and is currently Spurs’ top scorer with 23 goals in all competitions.
Kane’s six-year deal, signed in 2018, expires in 2024.
This has led to many rumors in the transfer columns that many clubs are trying to move the Tottenham captain.
Spurs are still adamant they won’t sell Kane, but they know they could lose him for free next year if they don’t accept offers this summer.
The club are in danger of missing out on next season’s Champions League following Antonio Conte’s sacking, which could take a heavy toll on their finances.
There are other factors at play.
Daniel Levy is notorious for being an adversarial force during negotiations, which doesn’t make matters any easier.
The Spurs chairman is known for his ability to drag out deals until the last minute of the deadline.
Bavarian giants Bayern Munich are also keeping an eye on Kane, but there are doubts whether he wants to leave England.
Manchester United have been linked with Kane since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tenure and the Red Devils believe they will have no better chance of signing the Englishman.
Napoli’s Victor Osimhen, Benefica’s Goncalo Ramos and Brighton and Hove Albion’s Ivan Ferguson have also been monitored by United in recent months, but none are more suited to the Ten Hag’s style of play than Kane.
The Englishman has been a constant source of goals over the years. He is a forward who can connect the game brilliantly and is a leader in the dressing room.
If United can get a deal for him over the line, they may be able to put an end to the striker problem once and for all.