Ten Hag insists Man Utd got it right signing Hojlund over Kane but says injured ace ‘not on the levels of our players’

ERIK TEN HAG insists he got it right in landing Rasmus Hojlund rather than pursuing Harry Kane.

Spurs record striker Kane is heading to Bayern Munich after months of negotiations with the Bundesliga club.

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But Manchester United bailed out early on not wanting protracted negotiations with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.

They also baulked at what they heard would be wage demands of £577,000 a week.

So they landed 20-year-old Dane Hojlund in a £72million deal from Serie A club Atalanta.

And while the player will miss the start of the season due to a slight injury, manager Ten Hag is happy with the business he has done.

Ten Hag said: “First of all, we have chosen a striker and we are really happy with our choice.

“He’s a great striker, clear, a goal maker and apart from that he has all the conditions and abilities that you want to see in a striker.”

But Ten Hag is not happy that Kane is leaving English football.

He said: “It’s a miss for the Premier League, absolutely.

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“We want to challenge and play the best.”

Asked how far down the line they got with Kane, Ten Hag said: “I don’t think that I have to go into that discussion or give an opinion about that.

“We are professional, the processes we do are really careful, we consider a lot of things but finally we make decisions, not overnight, we study every decision behind, we are happy with the squad we have behind us now.”

United kick off their season on Monday night against a Wolves side in disarray after the departure of manager Julen Lopetegui.

Ten Hag believes that in comparison the Red Devils have had the perfect preparation for the new season.

He said: “We had a very good pre-season, our fitness levels are very good, we are on really good levels and I think also our performance levels during pre-season were on a high level.

“We are very confident. We are ready to go for the fight, the team is really energetic and we worked really good for pre-season and we go for it.”

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