In his attempt to stop Harry Kane tomorrow, ERIK TEN HAG has no remorse about losing out on the England talisman.
At the beginning of the summer, the manager of Manchester United named Kane his top transfer target.
Man Utd missed out on signing Harry Kane this summer
The Red Devils signed Rasmus Hojlund instead
However, the 30-year-old striker ultimately decided to leave Tottenham for Champions League rival Bayern Munich in a £104 million deal.
Rasmus Hojland, a 20-year-old rookie, was acquired by United for an initial £64 million, but in their first five Premier League games, they had suffered THREE losses.
When asked if he regretted not signing Kane, Ten Hag responded, “No. Rasmus is a good fit for us.
“He was hurt in the first game. We now need to incorporate him into the team after he played against Arsenal and received a start.
You can tell he has a lot of talent.
Kane has scored four goals in four Bundesliga games this season, compared to United’s six goals in five Premier League games.
Ten Hag is convinced that Hojlund, who has recovered from a back injury, can work well with Marcus Rashford, who had a career-high 30 goals last year.
We need to figure out how the two can complement one another, he said.
Erik ten Hag has no regrets about not signing Kane
“But they need to get to know one another, and that process has just begun, but we also need results,” he continued. It must complement one another.
Every practice, every game, and every reflection helps us grow.
Rasmus and Rashy were spotted together, discussing how they could help one another.
On the field, you can see the conversation and interaction taking place. They will learn the routines there, you can tell.
They worked together to score what they believed to be an equalizer against Brighton on Saturday.
However, before Rashford crossed the ball, play had already ended, and United went on to lose 3-1.
After finishing third the previous season, it has increased the pressure on them as they resume Champions League play tomorrow.
We are in a process, and as you can see, we play well in certain games but poorly in others, according to Ten Hag.
“We must demand that we maintain a level of intensity for at least 90 minutes.”
Rasmus is a good fit for us.
On Hojlund Ten Hag
Twelve players were unavailable for United’s trip to Munich, and nine of them were injured.
Harry Maguire, Mason Mount, and Raphael Varane all exercised today but stayed home from Germany.
One thing is certain, according to Ten Hag: “Last season, I seldom ever began with the best starting XI.
“There was always some kind of injury. However, you must cope with it, and with the exception of the current era, outcomes are always achieved.
“That’s football, and I’ve managed it before. I’ve got the experience.
It is undoubtedly a worry, but we built the squad with depth in order to handle it. The team can handle it.
At the Allianz Arena, United will play a Bayern club that has gone undefeated in their last 27 home group games, a mark that dates back ten years.
But when Ajax drew here in the group stage in 2018, Ten Hag was in charge of that team.
They have really skilled, appealing players, so you can’t lose concentration even for a brief second, he continued.
But we are optimistic because we enjoy the challenge and have faith in our abilities.
Kane has scored four goals in four Bundesliga appearances since joining Bayern Munich