Report: Manchester United honchos overruled Ten Hag in pursuit of English superstar

Manchester United hierarchy vetoed Erik ten Hag in the pursuit of Harry Kane

The Athletic reports that Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag desired to sign Harry Kane but the club’s hierarchy vetoed the deal.

United’s co-owner Joel Glazer and chief executive Richard Arnold pushed against the deal for the forward.

The England captain was reportedly seeking a £30 million-per-year contract at the Red Devils. Tottenham Hotspur, on the other hand, wanted more than a £100 million transfer fee for their legendary forward.

Manchester United hierarchy vetoed Erik ten Hag in the pursuit of Harry Kane.
Manchester United’s hierarchy vetoed the United manager Erik ten Hag desire to sign England captain Harry Kane. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Bundesliga club Bayern Munich bought Kane for £86.4m initial price plus add-ons as Rasmus Højlund signed for United.

The 30-year-old has made an instant impact at Bayern, scoring four goals and providing one assist in just five games.

Ten Hag undoubtedly wanted the striker to immediately transform his United side into a serious title contender. Kane has scored 213 goals in the Premier League, second only to the former Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer.

Manchester United hierarchy vetoed Erik ten Hag in the pursuit of Harry Kane.
Manchester United’s forward Rasmus Højlund impressed the Old Trafford crowd in his home debut for the club. (Photo by DARREN STAPLES/AFP via Getty Images)

United have had a horrible start to the season, losing three goals in five Premier League games they’ve played so far.

The English giant will play Kane’s new club, Bayern in the opening Champions League game at Allianz Arena on Wednesday.

Højlund won a lot of praise for his performance against Brighton & Hove Albion in the club’s 1-3 loss at home. The 20-year-old made such an impression on the Old Trafford crowd that fans booed his substitution, showing their displeasure with Ten Hag.

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The Danish international has a lot of pressure on his young shoulder due to the price tag and normally high expectation that surrounds the club. We hope that pundits and fans who are eagerly quick to criticize will give the youngster ample space and time to nurture his immense talent.