Paul Parker's bizarre Harry Kane hatred as former Man Utd man delivers another brutal put down

Former Manchester United man Paul Parker
Former Manchester United man Paul Parker -Credit:(Photo by Tom Jenkins/Getty Images)

It is fair to say Paul Parker is not a fan of Harry Kane. Tottenham's all-time top goalscorer has proven himself time and again at the highest level and earned a big-money move to Bayern Munich in the summer.

Since he has been in Germany, the England captain and Three Lions' all-time record goalscorer, has managed 23 goals, helping Bayern to second in the able, two points behind shock leaders Bayer Leverkusen.

Kane is widely liked in the football world and while he has goals galore to his name, only trophies are missing from what his career deserves, with the move to the Bundesliga designed to rectify that blot on his copybook.

However, he is not idolised the world over. You can more than likely put most Arsenal, Chelsea and West Ham supporters in the group of people who were glad to see the back of him. But former Manchester United man Paul Parker is also in that category.

The former right-back has launched a number of astonishing tirades against the England skipper in the past, with the most recent coming just a few days ago. In an email sent to after appearing in wettfreunde, Parker is quoted as saying: "As much as I'm not a big fan of Harry Kane, you've got to respect the amount of goals he is scoring. It's definitely impressive.

"The problem is that he is not good to have around. The only thing he is focusing on is beating [Robert] Lewandowski's record. That's the only thing he cares about and then he can come back to the Premier League to take another record. He is very selfish.

"Look, everyone is laughing about him in England. People were talking about him leaving because he wanted to win trophies and he is not winning anything.

"On the flip side of things, Tottenham are doing extremely well. I said it when he was there, they would be better without him. Now, it shows that I was right. When Harry Kane is at a club, everything is about him. Everything."

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It is not the first time Parker has slammed the England captain. Kane had been linked with a move to Manchester United as well as Bayern in the summer. Parker then said United were better off without him.

"Erik ten Hag never wanted Harry Kane, I can promise you that," he told SpilXperten. "He is just a goalscorer in name and [Rasmus] Hojlund offers a lot more than Harry Kane, that's for sure.

"He wants to be a part of the team instead of just seeing his name on the scoreboard. Hojlund is quick, strong and yes, he is an unfinished product but I truly believe Man United have given their fans the gift of the year by signing him instead of Harry Kane.

"I also think Man United just signed a very honest player. I can see it when I look at him and watch the interviews with him. He is honest compared to Harry Kane who can't even come out and say what he wants.

"Tottenham's fans are waiting for Harry Kane to say something but he doesn't have that honesty about him to tell the fans if he wants to stay or if he wants to leave.

"I'm delighted that Man United signed Rasmus Hojlund instead of Harry Kane, I can't say it in a more direct way."

When Kane was linked with United, Parker came out with an even more bizarre statement, claiming the striker was "a midfield player".

He told MyBettingSites: "I would never want Harry Kane in Man United. Man United needs to sign a centre-forward and not a midfield player which is what Harry Kane is.

"It would be a totally pointless signing. All he would do in Man United would be to drop down to the midfield and play with Casemiro and Bruno Fernandes.

"I saw the rumours on social media and some people wanted him to come, but if they really do that I don’t believe that they have ever watched Harry Kane play.

"He is not a good focal point for a team and he played terribly for Tottenham against Aston Villa once again, so the answer is a very clear no, I don’t want him at Man United."