Harry Kane says he would always have picked Bayern Munich ahead of Manchester United
Harry Kane says there was never any chance of him joining Manchester United in the summer – because he was so determined to sign for Bayern Munich.
Kane faces English opposition for the first time since his £100 million switch to the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night as the Bavarians open their Champions League campaign by hosting Erik ten Hag's struggling United side (11pm UAE time).
The Red Devils have made a lackluster start to the season and were outplayed in a 3-1 home defeat to Brighton at the weekend.
Kane, by contrast, has hit the ground running in Germany and his goals have helped Bayern make an unbeaten start to the defence of their Bundesliga crown.
Asked if there was any chance he could have joined United instead, Kane said: “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.
“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.”
Kane has scored four Bundesliga goals for Bayern, including in the 2-2 draw against Bayer Leverkusen on Friday night, and has earned praise from his teammates and manager Thomas Tuchel for his rapid adjustment to life in a new league.
“Being here now, I am just enjoying the new surroundings," added the England captain. "I have been back and forth with the internationals and the birth of my fourth child.
“I still don’t feel I have fully settled in to everything yet, that will take a bit more time, but over the course of the season I will get to know more about the