May 14, 2021

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praises Harry Kane

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has lauded Harry Kane as one of the best strikers in Europe and is wary of his telepathy with Son Heung-min.

Kane and Son both scored twice in Tottenham’s 6-1 thrashing of United at Old Trafford in October and United are long-time admirers of Kane, whose Spurs future is in doubt.

However, United have received little encouragement over a possible move for Kane amid Tottenham’s refusal to sell the striker to a Premier League club and Kane still has more than three years left on his contract.

The 27-year-old has suggested he will clarify his stance on his future after the European Championship and Kane is seeking his 20th league goal of the campaign against United.

“When you’re playing against one of the best centre forwards in European football, of course it’s something that we prepare for,” Solskjaer said. “I think every team when they play Tottenham or England, you know Harry Kane’s qualities.


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“But we prepare the defenders for every single opponent. The season that Son and Kane have had, their relationship is one of Tottenham’s strengths and they have other quality players we have to be aware of.”

Marcus Rashford is expected to start for United on Sunday despite managing a foot injury that restricted him to 65 minutes in the Europa League win over Granada.

Rashford netted his 20th club goal of the season in Spain and Solskjaer felt he improved on his lacklustre performance against Brighton at the weekend.

“I don’t think you need to be concerned about his fitness, no,” Solskjaer stressed. “Of course, barring any injury. His fitness is really good, he’s an athletic boy, he’s a fit boy, a strong boy.

“You see tonight when he goes into headers and challenges, he can look after himself. At one point, of course, you hope to get to a position where he doesn’t have to play every game, every minute and at the moment we have to take him off because his foot’s a little bit sore.

“Hopefully that’ll improve as the season goes on because I think he was better tonight than he was on Sunday.”

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