Harry Kane has revealed there have been “talks between a couple of golf equipment” when requested about summer season curiosity from Manchester United however stated he’s “glad” he selected Bayern Munich.
Kane left Tottenham in a £100 million ($124m) transfer and can come up in opposition to United within the Champions League on the Allianz Area on Wednesday.
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United by no means received so far as bidding for the England captain — regardless of curiosity from supervisor Erik ten Hag — and as a substitute signed Denmark striker Rasmus Højlund however Kane has confirmed there was different curiosity alongside that of the German champions.
“Clearly over the summer season I do know there have been some talks between a couple of golf equipment within the background, however Bayern was a staff I used to be actually interested in and actually excited by, so there weren’t many different discussions,” Kane instructed a information convention in Munich on Tuesday.
“As soon as they got here in, it was between them and Tottenham to speak, and the deal received performed. My focus is on right here, clearly Manchester United are an ideal membership, a very huge membership as nicely, however I made a decision to return right here and I am actually blissful I’ve.”
Kane was eager to play in opposition to good friend and England teammate Harry Maguire however the defender was dominated out of the upcoming tie with an damage.
Maguire has come beneath extra scrutiny following his personal purpose for England in opposition to Scotland throughout the worldwide break.
“I’ve come up in opposition to mates or England teammates earlier than,” Kane added. “When you get on to the pitch, your competitiveness comes out and also you need to do your greatest in your staff and nothing else actually enters your thoughts.
“I believe ‘H’ has come beneath some actually pointless scrutiny. Most likely been scapegoated somewhat bit by way of the best way the staff has gone over latest occasions. He’s a very good good friend of mine, he is an ideal man, a very exhausting working skilled.”
United head into the sport in Munich on the again of a run of three defeats of their previous 4 video games. The three-1 defeat to Brighton on Saturday made it their worst begin to a Premier League season and Bayern supervisor Thomas Tuchel stated he feels sorry for the strain being placed on United boss Ten Hag.
“I felt with Manchester United there was at all times a number of noise, a number of pundits are ex-players from Manchester United and you’ve got this legacy from Sir Alex Ferguson which creates a number of strain, a number of expectation round Manchester United,” Tuchel stated.
“It tells you you’re employed at an enormous membership, huge expectation, huge success. All of us right here in Bayern and my colleague at Manchester United need to obtain the identical issues.
“I’d not say [United’s poor form] is a bonus for us. It is common that little issues change into larger than at different golf equipment. I believe inside, I can solely assume they coach an surroundings the place gamers develop and attain their high degree.
“That is what we’re attempting to do — instill guidelines and a profitable tradition. The outcomes perhaps does not communicate the identical language however the staff is stuffed with high quality and the membership has a profitable tradition. We’ll by no means underestimate that.”