Erik ten Hag insists Man United are ‘really happy’ to have signed Rasmus Hojlund over Harry Kane – as the England captain books an £100m move to Bayern Munich
- The England captain has agreed an £100million move to Bayern from Spurs
- Man United previously had the striker in their sights before plumping for Hojlund
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Erik ten Hag insists Manchester United are happy with their decision to sign striker Rasmus Hojlund this summer despite Harry Kane’s imminent move from Tottenham to Bayern Munich.
United called off their pursuit of Kane when Spurs chief Daniel Levy demanded £100m, with Bayern having now agreed a fee in that region for the England captain.
But Ten Hag is standing by his choice of Hojlund who has cost United up to £72m from Italian club Atalanta.
‘First of all, we have chosen a striker and we are really happy with our choice,’ said the United manager. ‘He’s a great striker, clear, a goal maker and apart from that he has all the conditions and abilities what you want to see in a striker. It’s a miss for the Premier League, absolutely.
‘We want to challenge and play the best. I don’t think that I have to go into that discussion (about why they didn’t sign him) or give an opinion about that. We are professional, the processes we do are really careful. We consider a lot of things but finally we make decisions, not overnight, we study every decision behind, we are happy with the squad we have behind us now.’
Man United called off their interest in Tottenham’s Harry Kane due to Daniel Levy’s asking price
Instead, the club plumped for former Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund for close to £72million
Mail Sport revealed that Hojlund’s medical showed up a back injury that has delayed the Dane’s debut and could impact his ability to play two games a week for the time being.
Ten Hag added: ‘So as we said previously, he had a small issue and he’s not on the levels where our players are in this moment so we have to train him. A prognosis is always difficult to say. We are confident and we are positive.’
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