Former Man Utd defender: Kane better than Lukaku.

Rio Ferdinand heaped praise on Harry Kane, labelling him a "real number nine", as he compared the Tottenham star and Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.

Kane didn’t score a goal on the day United lost 2-0 to Spurs but the England front-man's display was immense at Wembley, while Lukaku struggled to make an impact up front for the Red Devils on Wednesday night.

"I think Kane showed today why he's the best striker in the league and one of the most potent in Europe because he's bullied United's centre halves," the former United centre-back told BT Sport.

"He totally dominated them physically and brought other people into play. The contrast between him and Lukaku today was so evident it was unbelievable from up here where we watched it.

"The ball going into him, sticking, holding centre halves off and bringing others into the game. That's a real number nine. That's what you want to see a number nine do."

Former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp added: "There's no comparison. He's on a different level to Lukaku."

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