Ray Wilkins: What I would do about United rumours if I was Harry Kane

Former Manchester United midfielder Ray Wilkins has suggested he would ignore rumours of an Old Trafford move if he was Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane.

Former England midfielder Ray Wilkins told talkSPORT that if he was in Harry Kane’s shoes, he would not move to Manchester United.

The Tottenham Hotspur forward has been linked with a move to Old Trafford, with the Daily Mail suggested that a £45 million deal could be on the cards.

However, Wilkins has advised the England international against a move, suggesting why it would be a poor one for him to talk.

“If I was Harry I would stay where I am – What it comes down to is, is he going to play? – United will make more signings and he may not get the game time he’s had at Tottenham,” said Wilkins.

United’s interest is understandable because Kane has been in brilliant form throughout this season, becoming Tottenham’s top scorer in all competitions.

What he has to factor if a move to United is offered to him is the calibre of players that he’ll be competing against, which isn’t the case at Tottenham.

Wayne Rooney, Robin Van Persie and Falcao are all attacking options with United and van Gaal could still sign Gareth Bale if David De Gea ends up moving to Real Madrid.

It all adds up to plenty of different options for United and if Kane underperformed in one or two games, he could quickly find himself out of the team and struggling to get back into the first team picture.

Alternatively, he has the chance to build on a great season with Tottenham as they look to break into the Champions League and he’s also had a taste of the captaincy at Spurs, which is something he wouldn’t get near in a United shirt.

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