Manchester United: 3 reasons why Harry Kane was never the answer

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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2. His recurring injury problem

Harry Kane is a truly extraordinary player and a worthy goal-scorer when he is on the pitch. However, the problem is that this is not anywhere near enough.

See, one of the main things that has hindered Kane’s progress is that he is frequently on the injury table. This is a strain for Tottenham and it would have been the same problem for Manchester United, so it’s good they dodged this bullet.

The Red Devils need someone they can rely on, not a player that only adds to their problem. It’s no secret that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been unlucky with injuries since he took over, with his star players Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial all nursing significant injuries during his time as boss.

Luckily, United have the depth to fill these positions but they mustn’t chase a player that would only exacerbate their need to rely on second-choice options. They need a striker they can rely on in terms of fitness if they are to make progress in the league.

This is also a factor as to why Kane shouldn’t join Manchester United, if we’re being fair. It can be argued that the main reason a club has a bad injury record is that they don’t put enough care into the fitness and wellbeing of their players.