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Erik ten Hag makes his choice from two Harry Kane alternatives for Manchester United



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Erik ten Hag has picked the alternative choice to Harry Kane after it was made clear that Manchester United will not be signing the Tottenham striker this summer.

Manchester United were told at the beginning of the window by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy that Harry Kane would not be sold to a rival Premier League team this summer.

Despite the England captain being Erik ten Hag‘s first-choice striker, the club ultimately decided to end their pursuit of Kane.

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With that being said, United are still in need of a striker. It is the one position that is yet to be filled, with none of Cristiano Ronaldo, Anthony Martial, or Wout Weghorst being able to take control of the goalscoring reigns.

According to The Telegraph, United’s two alternative striker options for Kane are Atalanta’s Rasmus Højlund and Eintracht Frankfurt’s Randal Kolo Muani – with Ten Hag reportedly selecting Højlund as his preferred choice.

It is said that United will bid for Højlund, and the club reportedly believes that they can secure the player this summer for around £50 million – although the deal might ‘have to wait for resolution in the sale process’.

Højlund is said to be regarded as someone with a ‘huge scope for improvement’, although securing his signature may require the club to make sales in order to free up funds.

The report states that United are open to the sale of Harry Maguire, Jadon Sancho, Fred, Scott McTominay, Antony Martial, Alex Telles, Anthony Elanga and Eric Bailly in order to reset their FFP restrictions.