Manchester United drew against Liverpool FC 1-1 at Old Trafford on Sunday, October 20. Despite scoring a goal in the first half, United were pegged back by Liverpool in the 85th minute after Adam Lallana scored a close-range equaliser for Liverpool. Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane was left fuming at the lack of goalscorers at United in the aftermath of the game.
Never happy with a draw but very proud of the team’s spirit. Unbelievable support today 👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/rsjb54xfDj— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) October 20, 2019
The draw left Manchester United languishing at a lowly 13th after nine games. So far, they have managed just 10 points in the Premier League with a mere two wins. Roy Keane, who currently works as a pundit at Sky Sports, was disappointed to see the lack of goalscoring options at United. In the aftermath of their draw at home to Liverpool, Keane urged his former side to break the bank and get Tottenham striker Harry Kane to lead the line. In what felt like an argument with ex-United player Gary Neville, Keane pointed out the fact United have been toothless in front of goal this season, having managed just 10 goals in 9 games.
Disappointed not to win but much better from us and good to get on the scoresheet.— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) October 20, 2019
We’ll take the positives and build on them. Thanks for the support 👊🏿 pic.twitter.com/XUGN9SIgiz
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer allowed Romelu Lukaku to join Inter Milan earlier in the summer without getting an adequate replacement. Marcus Rashford has not been able to convince in the central starting role, despite scoring on Sunday. The other option - Anthony Martial - has been battling injuries while Mason Greenwood is only 17 and too young to be thrusted into the fray. Roy Keane believes a marque signing is needed to address the situation and Harry Kane seems to fit the bill.
Harry Kane's long-term future at Tottenham Hotspur has been debated extensively following Tottenham's poor start to the season. The striker is desperate to be competing for major trophies, but that prospect looks bleak at Spurs this season. But while United are also a team in transition, the likelihood of playing for one of the top teams in Europe might be an attractive option for Kane. However, whether Tottenham allow their strik to leave without a fight and whether Kane would fit into United's new transfer model will have to be seen.