Manchester United had a very clear chance to sign “world class” striker

Bayern Munich's Leon Goretzka (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich's Leon Goretzka (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images) /

Manchester United face Bayern Munich in the Champions League tonight. I don’t think I’m going out on a limb by saying that Erik ten Hag is praying for a miracle. Despite the Red Devils having the ability to turn it up a gear on the big occasion, facing Bayern Munich away from home given their poor form doesn’t bode well for United.

But still, it’s the Champions League. More unthinkable things have happened, so Ten Hag will approach this game with form not in his mind. One thing he will have at the back of his mind, though, is the striker he comes up against.

Harry Kane has unsurprisingly hit the ground running in the Bundesliga. Since leaving Spurs in the pursuit of silverware, the Champions League is a very real option for the Bavarian giants. In his quest for silverware, though, Manchester United were one of the clubs lining up to sign Harry Kane.

Manchester United could have signed Harry Kane for free

According to a new report from the Daily Mail, Harry Kane would have waited another year out at Tottenham Hotspur (something Levy wouldn’t have minded, I must add), before signing for Manchester United on a free deal. However, he didn’t get assurances from United that they would be willing to sign him.

Instead, Manchester United have signed Rasmus Hojlund as the long-term option at striker. The jury is still out as to whether that was the right decision, but it’s only fair to wait until he’s fully fit until we pass judgement.

Do you think Manchester United should have waited to sign Harry Kane?