Premier League ace speaks out after Manchester United links

 

Manchester United-linked Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has spoken for the first time since missing out on a transfer away from Tottenham Hotspur. 

United were desperate to land another midfield option before the transfer window slammed shut on Friday night.

Erik ten Hag did end up landing his top target for the role with Fiorentina ace Sofyan Amrabat arriving on loan.

Amrabat will now offer support to Casemiro in the United midfield but there were other names on the radar.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg was one of them; The Telegraph reported days before the deadline that United had been offered the chance to move for Hojbjerg.

Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth then suggested that United had made contact over a deal, indicating real interest in the Dane as an Amrabat alternative.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg comments on Tottenham situation

This one seemed to make sense; Hojbjerg worked under Ten Hag at Bayern Munich and the United boss even wanted him at Ajax too.

Premier League experience, seemingly available as he’s no longer a start under new Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou… it did add up, even if only in case Amrabat didn’t sign.

Hojbjerg ended up missing out on a move away from Tottenham and may face months sitting on the bench at Spurs.