No Harry Kane, no problem? Mauricio Pochettino keeps faith with Tottenham | David Hytner

Tottenham take on Manchester United on Saturday without their star striker but their manager is confident his side can copeMauricio Pochettino dropped the bombshell with his first words on Friday morning. Harry Kane, the Tottenham Hotspur manager reported, will not be fit for the showpiece fixture at Manchester United on Saturday lunchtime.Nobody had seen it coming, not even after Pochettino’s slightly enigmatic “we’ll see” comment regarding his talisman’s prospects after Wednesday’s Carabao Cup defeat against West Ham United at Wembley. Kane sat out that game, having felt a hamstring tighten in the closing stages of last Sunday’s home win over Liverpool but he would surely pull through. After all, it was United and, well, this is Kane. Continue reading…

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