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Harry Kane opens up on why he snubbed Man Utd for Bayern

Harry Kane claims he is “really happy” to have signed for Bayern Munich but spoke about Manchester United’s interest ahead of the Champions League game.

A long transfer saga came to an end when the Bundesliga giants agreed to pay €100 million (£86m) to Tottenham for his signature.

But, before Bayern swooped in, there were reports of huge interest from the Red Devils. But, Erik ten Hag had to settle for Rasmus Hojlund as United did not want to meet the demands put forward by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.

“Obviously, over the summer I know there were some talks between a few clubs in the background, but Bayern were a team I was really interested and excited by,” Kane said ahead of Wednesday’s Group A opener at the Allianz Arena against United.

“There were not too many other discussions once they came in. It was between them and Tottenham to talk and then the deal got done. My focus is on here. Manchester United are a great club, a really big club as well. I just decided to come here and am really happy I have,” he added.

United have been in poor form this campaign and have lost three of their first five Premier League matches. They were outplayed 3-1 by Brighton in their previous game at home but Kane is not willing to take them lightly.

“United have been going through a tough spell recently, but sometimes that can be really dangerous,” he said.

“They are looking for a big response and we need to be careful of that. We are at home and want to dictate the game, to play the way we want to – but they have some threats as well who we have to be careful of,” he added.

Kane has scored four goals in as many Bundesliga games since leaving Tottenham and will be eager to continue his form in the Champions League against United at the Allianz Arena.


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