Man Utd told player they ‘must’ sign to challenge Man City and Arsenal for Premier League title next season

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The Red Devils have been given some transfer advice as they look to close the gap on the Premier League’s top two.

Former Manchester United midfielder Gordon Strachan has told his old club which striker they must look to sign during the summer transfer window if they are to close the gap on Premier League title rivals Manchester City and Arsenal.

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With the current top two set to meet at the Etihad Stadium in a potentially decisive clash in the title race, United’s focus has been on securing a place in the top four and ensuring they will compete in the Champions League once again next season. Erik ten Hag’s men have already secured silverware with their Carabao Cup Final win over Newcastle United and a domestic double remains a possibility after they set up a first ever FA Cup Final Manchester derby when they came through a penalty shoot-out against Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday.

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Winning two trophies and qualifying for the Champions League would represent a successful first season at Old Trafford for Ten Hag - but Strachan insisted he could give himself a chance to secure more lucrative prizes if he can win the race to sign Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane this summer.

Asked if signing the current England captain would give the former Ajax head coach the firepower to put in a realistic challenge for the Premier League title, he told CasinoSite: “Yes I do. And if he does leave, every Tottenham supporter, every Tottenham player and every Tottenham manager should thank whatever God they believe in that he’s been there for the last 10 years. Because he’s made you as a player better, as a fan you’ve enjoyed watching him and as a manager he’s made you better.

“He deserves to go and win something. I’ve not got a clue where he will end up. It could be Bayern Munich, it could be Real Madrid with Benzema coming to the end. I think along with Benzema he’s the best front man in the world. I think he deserves to be told to go off and enjoy yourself and then it will be interesting to see how good Tottenham are as a club without one man.“

United are back in action on Thursday night when they travel to Tottenham Hotspur.

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