If things had gone differently this summer, Harry Kane could be lining up for Manchester United against Bayern Munich.
But instead it’s the other way around, and the England captain will aim to add further misery to the Red Devils, extend his own record against them and ensure his new team makes a strong start in the Champions League.
Kane joined Bayern Munich to win major trophies, and they don’t come much bigger than UEFA’s premier competition.
And given Man United are one of his favorite recent opponents, things could be about to get worse for Erik ten Hag and co.
What is Harry Kane’s record against Man United?
The Tottenham icon and club’s top scorer made 19 appearances against Manchester United.
He has only faced West Ham, Chelsea, Leicester and Crystal Palace more.
But he lost ten of those 19 matches and won only six.
Of course, winning and losing games doesn’t depend on individual players, and for the majority of the time Kane played for Spurs, the Red Devils had a better team.
But on an individual level, the 30-year-old has only scored five goals against the Red Devils.
Now, given that he scored 20 goals in 20 games against Leicester and 14 goals in 19 games against Arsenal, it would be fair to say that his record against United is disappointing from Kane.
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In fact, he has scored more goals against 18 teams than United, including against Hull, who have not played in the Premier League since 2017.
He also provided three assists in those matches against United.
Kane’s record against Man United
However, things have started to change in recent times, and the majority of Kane’s goals against United have come in recent years.
The England captain has recorded seven goals in his last ten matches against them.
But despite things improving individually, from a team perspective Kane has failed to win any of the last five times he has faced United.
But he hopes things are about to change.
Bayern are one of the favorites to win the Champions League this season and will be looking to start their campaign on the right foot.
United travel to Germany after three defeats in their opening five league matches.
And Kane will be confident he can extend his recent good record while finally beating United.
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