However, after a shock 3-2 defeat to the Hammers, Pochettino was evasive when asked if Kane would be restored to the starting line-up at Old Trafford. The current statistics, however, point towards a pretty even game this Saturday.
The 24-year-old, who claimed the Premier League Golden Boot for the second time in a row last season, has netted 15 goals in his last 11 games for club and country.
Harry Kane (r) celebrates with Dele Alli after scoring the fourth goal and his second of the game during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool. This presents the ideal opportunity for Spurs to surpass Manchester United in the league table, whilst also giving them hope in the tie versus Real Madrid.
“We have got to get on their backs and really get behind our players”. It was clear that Mourinho was looking for a draw and-as a consequence-his men looked boring and lacklustre. However, few predicted Manchester United would slip so much following an imperious start to the season.
Kane was substituted last weekend having scored a brace in Tottenham’s 4-1 win over Liverpool.
Jesse Lingard took both goals in giving his best performance of the season, a far cry to the peripheral figure who provided no impact against the Terriers.
Harry Kane has been in outstanding form of late, and the team around him are feeding him chances that he is taking with aplomb.
And if there is one man who United’s defence will certainly be preparing to stop this Saturday it is Harry Kane. However, they did manage to bounce back with a 2-0 win over Swansea City in the Carabao Cup during the midweek.
Mourinho is hoping to add to his own trophy collection by winning the competition this season, although it won’t be an easy task with fierce competition from reigning champions Real Madrid, a resurgent Barcelona, domestic rivals Manchester City and (according to Don Balon anyway) his would-be suitors Paris Saint-Germain.
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“But still, Manchester United are expected to attack at home and eventually go and win games against the top-six at home”.