Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino hinted that Harry Kane may have been rested from the 3-2 Carabao cup loss to West Ham due to an injury concern, casting doubt on whether the star forward will play against Manchester United in their highly-anticipated Premier League match this weekend.
Kane was a notable omission from the Spurs starting side to play West Ham, having been subbed off after scoring a brace in the 4-1 win over Liverpool last weekend.
When asked by beIN SPORTS' Carrie Brown whether Kane would play in the clash of the second and third-placed premier League clubs, Pochettino said: "We'll see, we'll see. We need to assess the team because we were forced to rotate for different reasons and we'll see what happens in the next few days.
Pressed on his concerns for Kane, Pochettino reiterated: "We'll see."
Prior to the West Ham defeat, third-placed Spurs were in a rich vein of form heading into the clash with second-placed United, having scored 12 goals in a four-game winning run.
"No of course, we are very disappointed," Pochettino said. "Difficult feeling now in the changing room. When you win it's a fantastic emotion. But now we need to be calm and try to understand why. Then move on."