Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney would relish the opportunity to play in the same team alongside Harry Kane.

The Tottenham Hotspur striker enjoyed his breakout season during the 2014-15 season, hitting 29 goals in all competitions and scooping the PFA young player of the year award.

The 21-year-old has since been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford, with the Manchester Evening News suggesting United chief executive Ed Woodward is now ready to test Tottenham's resolve with a bid of up to £50m.

The arrival of Kane in Manchester would surely see him form an all-English partnership with Rooney in attack, something the United skipper admits is an exciting prospect.

After naming Kane in his Nike Hypervenom team alongside Neymar, Daniel Sturridge, Gonzalo Higuain and Miroslav Klose, Rooney said of the Spurs striker in a promotional video for Nike: "He's burst on to the scene this season, he's done fantastic and is a young English player so it would be exciting to have him in my team."

Following the departure of Radamel Falcao from Old Trafford and doubt over Robin van Persie's future at the club, speculation regarding a bid for Kane has mounted.

With just one full season of top-flight football under his belt, though, some have urged the England international to reject any proposals that may come his way from Louis van Gaal's side.

Ex-United striker Michael Owen has challenged the youngster to remain at White Hart Lane and repeat the feats of last season before seeking a move. But another ex-United man in Phil Neville recently described Kane as a "dream signing".

He told Sky Sports: "The type of signing that Man United will make this summer will be a signing that will be a quality player from European football whether that is England or abroad. Kane fits that bill and if they can get Harry Kane here that would be a fantastic signing."