Harry Kane has been ruled out of this weekend’s huge second vs third-place clash between Manchester United and Tottenham.
With both clubs locked on 20 points apiece heading into the fixture players of Kane’s ilk will likely be the deciding factor in what will be a tense affair.
However, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will now have to plan without the Londoner in the build-up to one of the biggest games of the season so far.
On Friday morning Sky Sports confirmed the news, which will surely be music to the ears of Manchester United fans.
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Having started the season on fire with eight goals in the Premier League and five in the Champions League, the England international has put his name amongst the greatest strikers on the planet.
Up against what will be a compact United unit at lunchtime on Saturday the Spurs boss would have needed a player like Kane to break the deadlock but this will now be an extremely tough assignment.
With table-toppers Manchester City expected to win away to West Brom too the stakes are huge for both sides even at this early stage of the season. The onus is now on Jose Mourinho to get on the front foot early and make the most of this significant stroke of luck.