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Manchester United’s brutal £100 million choice demonstrates a lesson learned following the £63 million agreement debacle.

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Manchester United’s brutal £100 million choice demonstrates a lesson learned following the £63 million agreement debacle.

Manchester United demonstrated a lesson learned from 2022 by making an early judgment on Harry Kane.

The summer transfer window officially opened on June 14. And on the opening day, The Guardian reported that Manchester United had dropped out of the fight for top transfer target Harry Kane.

It’s a distinctly ‘Manchester United-like’ transfer scenario. However, on this instance, there aren’t many people who are upset with the choice.

This demonstrates that lessons were learned from last summer’s disastrous pursuit of Frenkie de Jong. Even a £63 million deal with Barcelona failed to sway the midfielder. He had no desire to relocate.

Harry Kane’s decision demonstrates Frenkie de Jong’s lesson.

Manchester United began pursuing Frenkie de Jong in May 2022. United’s board tried everything to get him, finally giving up in August.

We speculated last week that Harry Kane could become 2023’s Frenkie de Jong. This comes after The Athletic reported that United bosses were hesitant to enter a drawn-out drama for Kane, but Erik ten Hag was expected to push for the striker.

Ten Hag appeared to have conceded defeat early. Certainly not without regret. He is thought to be ‘disappointed’ but accepts the decision.

Tottenham’s attitude on Kane is purposefully ambiguous. They risk losing him on a free transfer next summer, condemning him to another season of mediocrity and dissatisfaction.

Manchester United should be commended for leaving early. Most people expected United to spend the better part of two months on this transfer before giving up.

United’s whole budget will depend around offensive decisions, and the team needs a striker in place as soon as possible. Ideally, two.

With claims that United had a £100 million budget, plus player sales, and a £50 million budget for Mason Mount, a move for Kane never made financial sense.

And if £100 million for Kane, as reported by The Times, isn’t enough to entice Tottenham to sell, things get very weird.

United’s next move is undetermined, but they have the better part of three months to figure it out. It’s not three weeks.

United knew Kane was a long shot from the start and planned accordingly. We’re about to find out what their plans are.

Manchester United’s brutal £100 million choice demonstrates a lesson learned following the £63 million agreement debacle.

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