Ten Hag explains why Man Utd signed Hojlund amid Kane's Bayern transfer

Erik ten Hag says Manchester United are ‘really happy’ with the ‘choice’ they made to sign Rasmus Hojlund as Harry Kane prepares to finalise a move to Bayern Munich.

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United have long wanted to sign England captain Kane, but their hopes appeared over at the start of the transfer window when Spurs intimated they would not sell the striker, least of all to a Premier League rival.

But Kane is now set to depart Tottenham, with the club accepting an £86m offer from Bayern Munich on Thursday.

The 30-year-old’s move comes just a week after United completed the £62m signing of Hojlund from Atalanta.

While United are delighted at the Dane’s arrival, Kane had been the club’s first choice at the start of the summer.

Spurs would likely have demanded in excess of £120m from United, and Kane’s wages of around £350,000-a-week would be far higher than Hojlund’s.

And Ten Hag says that, despite being an admirer of Kane, he is happy with his ‘choice’ to sign Hojlund.

‘First of all we have chosen a striker and we are really happy with our choice,’ said Ten Hag.

‘(Kane) is a great striker that’s clear, he is a goal-maker. Apart from that he has all the conditions, abilities, you want to see. It is a miss for the Premier League absolutely, we want to play the best.’

Asked if United had targeted Kane, Ten Hag said: ‘I don’t think I have to go into that discussion, to give an opinion about that.

‘We are professional, the process we do is really careful, we consider a lot of things, finally we make decisions. We don’t make decisions overnight, there is a strategy behind every decision, we are happy with our squad now.’

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