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Roy Keane says he “would not be so sure” of Mason Mount as Manchester United prepare to check the waters with an early bid for the Chelsea attacking midfielder. The ex-Red Devils captain sees eye to eye as his former team-mate Paul Scholes, who also recently raised doubts as as to whether the England international is worthy of his £70million price tag.

For Keane, United should focus their efforts on signing a world-class No 9 in the event that they need to challenge for the most important prizes next season.

He told Sky Sports: “I hope it’s from United, obviously depending on the takeover, depending on recruitment, they need a world-class striker, you’d hope to think United could challenge them [City] next 12 months however it’s going to be very, very difficult because City are sensible they usually’ve got an incredible, great manager.

“I wouldn’t be hanging my hat an excessive amount of on Mason Mount, by way of improving United and shutting the gap. I feel he’s player but would he improve Manchester United? I’m not so sure.

“I do know Mason Mount can bounce back and he’s got qualities, I used to be raving about him just a few years ago, but he’s just gone missing this last 12 months or two. Again, one or two injuries, the actual fact he can’t get in a foul Chelsea team.

“They’ve been linked with numerous players however the one who would excite you is Kane.”

Meanwhile, Scholes recently declared he doesn’t feel Mount produces enough numbers to warrant a big-money fee which is prone to take up a major a part of United’s budget.

But Scholes is not sure of Mount or whether he provided enough goals or assists to warrant his massive price tag – which could exceed £60million.

“Look, I like Mason Mount… does he do enough?” Scholes told Premier League Productions.

“I believed when he first got here onto the scene, ‘have gotten a latest Frank Lampard?’. I do know we talked before about not comparing players to those types.

“But I expected him to attain goals, lots more goals, in big games, to win you games, he hasn’t really kicked on from there.

“I feel a change of club may not be a foul thing for him.”

Mount appeared to bid farewell to Stamford Bridge on Sunday after Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle despite not featuring within the match.

He was on the pitch at full-time as Ben Chilwell comforted him as he looked around reflectively.

Footage has since emerged of Mount walking on the pitch way after the sport for one last go searching Stamford Bridge, a spot which means a lot to him.

The 24-year-old has just over one 12 months left on his current contract and talks over a latest deal have failed to achieve a positive conclusion.

United are expected to launch a gap bid for Mount now the season has been accomplished with Chelsea expected to adopt a troublesome negotiating position as they should not so keen to sell to a direct rival.

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