Harry Kane lifts lid on Manchester United transfer interest before Bayern Munich move

The 30-year-old was the dream target for Erik ten Hag at Manchester United, but they switched their attention elsewhere when it became clear Tottenham had no interest in selling to a domestic rival.

Rasmus Hojlund was identified as Uniteds principal striker target after the club was discouraged from bidding for Kane, and the Denmark international has enjoyed an encouraging start to life in his new surroundings.

TEAM NEWS: United training squad vs Bayern

INJURY LATEST: Two players return to training

The focus will be on both strikers when United begin their Champions League campaign against Bayern on Wednesday night, and ahead of the clash, Kane was asked about United&aposs own interest in signing him.

“I know there was some talks between a few clubs in the background, but Bayern was a team I was really interested by,” he said at the pre-match press conference. “There weren&apost many other discussions. My focus is on here. Obviously, Manchester (United) are a great club, but I decided to come here and I&aposm happy I have.”

Kane left English football in search of major honours at club level, but had to put his attempts on hold to become the leading scorer in Premier League history.

Asked whether or not that individual accolade ever influenced his decision making, he added: “I don&apost think it was something I was thinking about.