Ex-Man Utd striker blasts £72m transfer mistake - and reveals striker they should have signed

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Former Manchester United striker Teddy Sheringham believes the club should have gone all out to sign former Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane in the summer transfer window.

Instead Kane made the switch to Bayern Munich and has enjoyed a strong start to his career in Germany. United bolstered their forward line in the summer with the arrival of Rasmus Højlund for £72m.

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Speaking to Gambling Zone, Sheringham said: “Listen, Manchester United signed Rasmus Højlund for £72m. He’s an unproven twenty-year-old who could turn into a good player in the future, but Harry Kane was available for only £30m more.

"If United had signed Kane, he would have taken the club to a totally different level. Manchester United should have broken the bank and signed him. The football club should have showed its determination and desire to be the best club in the country by signing the best possible players.

"They should have gone out and got the best. That didn’t happen and that is why Manchester United are in the position they are at the moment."

Erik ten Hag has said he rested Hojlund for Saturday’s Premier League game against Bournemouth in the midst of a busy fixture schedule for Manchester United.

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The Danish striker only last week returned from a hamstring injury and came off the bench in the 1-0 loss to Newcastle United. Hojlund then started in the win over Chelsea but dropped back to the substitutes for the clash with the Cherries, as Anthony Martial took his place in the team.