Harry Kane has revealed there have been “talks between just a few golf equipment” when requested about summer time curiosity from Manchester United however mentioned 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 Enviornment on Wednesday.
United by no means received so far as bidding for the England captain — regardless of curiosity from supervisor Erik ten Hag — and as an alternative signed Denmark striker Rasmus Højlund however Kane has confirmed there was different curiosity alongside that of the German champions.
“Clearly over the summer time I do know there have been some talks between just a few golf equipment within the background, however Bayern was a group I used to be actually interested in and actually excited by so there weren’t many different discussions,” Kane advised 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 finished. My focus is on right here, clearly Manchester United are a terrific membership, a very large membership as nicely however I made a decision to return right here and I am actually comfortable I’ve.”
Kane might come up in opposition to good friend and England teammate Harry Maguire when he traces up in opposition to United.
Maguire has come below extra scrutiny following his personal aim for England in opposition to Scotland through the worldwide break, and though Kane is backing the defender, he insists their friendship will exit the window through the sport.
“I’ve come up in opposition to buddies or England teammates earlier than,” Kane added.
“When you get on to the pitch your competitiveness comes out and also you wish to do your finest to your group and nothing else actually enters your thoughts.
“I feel ‘H’ has come below some actually pointless scrutiny. Most likely been scapegoated just a little bit when it comes to the way in which the group has gone over latest instances. He’s a very good good friend of mine, he is a terrific man, a very laborious working skilled.”
United head into the sport in Munich on the again of a run of three defeats of their final 4 video games. The 3-1 defeat to Brighton on Saturday made it their worst begin to a Premier League season and Bayern supervisor Thomas Tuchel mentioned he feels sorry for the strain being placed on United boss Ten Hag.
“I felt with Manchester United there was at all times a whole lot of noise, a whole lot of pundits are ex-players from Manchester United and you’ve got this legacy from Sir Alex Ferguson which creates a whole lot of strain, a whole lot of expectation round Manchester United,” Tuchel mentioned.
“It tells you you’re employed at a giant membership, large expectation, large success. All of us right here in Bayern and my colleague at Manchester United wish to obtain the identical issues.
“I’d not say [United’s poor form] is a bonus for us. It is common that little issues grow to be greater than at different golf equipment. I feel inside, I can solely assume they coach an setting the place gamers develop and attain their prime degree.
“That is what we’re making an attempt to do — instill guidelines and a successful tradition. The outcomes perhaps would not converse the identical language however the group is stuffed with high quality and the membership has a successful tradition. We’ll by no means underestimate that.”