Manchester United have been one of the most dangerous sides in the Premier League this season in terms of scoring goals.
Specifically, with 24 games played, the Red Devils have found the net 41 times, leaving only three other clubs in the division with more goals.
One figure in Erik ten Hag’s squad that has played a big part in scoring goals for United this season is Marcus Rashford.
Having featured in all of United’s league games, starting 22 of them, the Englishman has scored 14 goals in total, with 10 of those goals coming in his previous 10 matches.
And while the forward is in the form of his life, United could perhaps do with greater firepower in their attack, as second to Rashford’s 24-goal haul in all competitions is Bruno Fernandes with seven.
Looking ahead to the next summer transfer window, should Ten Hag aim to bring a new striker to Old Trafford once Wout Weghorst’s loan deal expires, one player the club have been linked with in the last few days who we feel would give the Dutch manager the chance to form a frightening duo alongside Rashford is Harry Kane.
With 418 appearances for Tottenham Hotspur to his name prior to Sunday’s league match against Chelsea, the striker has scored 267 goals and delivered 62 assists.
This shows that not only does he have the pedigree to be a top goalscorer for United, but also someone that could feed Rashford with goalscoring opportunities.
In fact, the pair already have knowledge and experience playing with each other at international level, having five joint goal participations in 34 appearances for England.
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In addition to that, England manager Gareth Southgate described Kane’s goalscoring prowess as “phenomenal”, which further illustrates the talent he has in front of goal.
In terms of a potential move to Old Trafford and playing with Rashford, the current United star has shown how versatile he is in being able to play across numerous attacking positions, which could make it easier for Ten Hag to get him and Kane in the same side should the club succeed in luring him away from Tottenham.
Moving forward, while it’s safe to say that Spurs would not want to see their star striker leave the club this summer, especially to another Premier League club, we feel that United should do all they can to secure Kane’s signature in the summer.