The Glazer family have learned that only a “ significant summer investment ” could save them from more fan protests – with a deal to sign Harry Kane now their No.1 priority, according to an observer.
Sunday’s game between United and Liverpool has been postponed due to protesters break into Old Trafford. What started out as a peaceful protest was marred by scenes of violence. United fans were protesting against the club’s owners, the Glazer family.
They never got along well with the US owners and their discontent resurfaced when the club attempted to part ways in a new European Super League last month.
Those plans were ultimately put to rest, but it gave United fans a chance to remind them that they wanted them to leave the club.
Amid reports that two more games this season could be targeted, the Glazers are likely to face more test time ahead. Indeed, Avram Glazer gave a short two-word response recently asked about United’s potential sale.
However, the former No 2 René Meulensteen insists that all hope is not lost for the Glazer family. He believes that a strong manifestation of intent on the transfer front could lead them to title glory – and also go a long way in silencing their critics.
And the Dutchman is adamant that a £ 125million deal for Harry kane would be the ideal signature.
“To compete and win the title you have to invest,” Meulensteen said talkSPORT.
“If United could bring in Harry Kane, I think they would really become Premier League title contenders.
“If that’s going to happen, we’ll have to see. We have very good children coming.
“But they need a little investment.”
Asked if fans are blaming themselves, Meulensteen insists only a great summer could spare them.
“If they could invest and bring in someone like Harry Kane, it would make a huge difference.”
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Keane wants Kane and Grealish
United legend Roy Keane says his former club must ‘put a mark’ on signing Kane or Jack Grealish this summer.
He said Sky Sports: “United have to go make a big, big signing, whether it’s Kane or Grealish – put a marker down.
“Okay, they need another center-back, but I’m still thinking of the upper end of the field. When you look at some of the games they’ve drawn this year, they lacked that real quality.
Keane admits United have made progress this season, but want to see another level.
“They have brilliant players and I agree that there has been progress.
“The worry for Manchester United is that the next step is the biggest and the most difficult. They must go for this title of champion.
“Liverpool were brilliant last year, Man City are excellent this season but United are still a bit short.
“The concern for me now is that we look at United and say they have made progress. But look at the financial side. Off the pitch at United, as if Ole’s mandate is to finish in the top four or finish second, wanting to enter the Champions League.
“But it has to be about winning trophies.”
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