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Man Utd great Scholes: I would play Liverpool striker Sturridge ahead of Kane

Paul Scholes suggests Daniel Sturridge should be England's first-choice striker instead of Harry Kane.

As the Three Lions prepare to take on Wales in their second Group B fixture at Euro2016 on Thursday, Manchester United legend Scholes indicated that perhaps Liverpool's Sturridge would be better suited to the lone striker role than Tottenham's Kane.

"I think if I was to change anything I'd play Daniel Sturridge instead of Harry Kane," Scholes told the Oldham Evening Chronicle.

"I do like Kane, I think he's a great centre-forward, but I think if you're playing somebody up front on his own, you need someone with pace and skill, somebody who'll occupy the defenders a bit more. I think Sturridge would do that.

"For some reason it seems he's dropped right down the pecking order, but I still think he's England's best centre-forward and he should be playing.

"I know people are also talking about Jamie Vardy, but there are those other strikers in front of him.

"Let's not take it away from him, he could make a big impact with 10 or 15 minutes to go, with his energy and his speed.

"He can obviously score goals, but for now I just favour Sturridge and Kane."

Andrew Slevison
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