Harry Kane doubtful to play against Manchester United: Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino

The Argentine manager said he would have to assess his team ahead of his side's match at Old Trafford

Harry Kane
Kane is likely to miss match against Manchester United due to hamstring injury Reuters

Mauricio Pochettino has hinted that Tottenham striker Harry Kane is a doubt for the weekend trip to Manchester United in the Premier League.

Kane is under intensive treatment because of a hamstring injury but it seems he is fighting a losing battle. He has been the spearhead of Spurs challenge in the Premier League and the Champions League.

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Kane was then omitted from the matchday squad entirely for the Carabao Cup clash with West Ham on Wednesday, which Spurs surprisingly lost 3-2 despite leading 2-0 at the break, according to the Mirror.

After that shock loss defeat, Pochettino is set to shuffle his pack again for the trip to Old Trafford, having rested a number of first-team stars, but refused to confirm if Kane would be available.

Speaking to beINSPORTS, asked if Kane is a concern for United, he added: "We'll see."

There is a danger Kane could also miss the Champions League battle with Real Madrid. The 24-year-old has smashed 17 goals in his last 13 games for club and country, as per the Metro.

The forward was subbed off against Liverpool after scoring twice and left the field gingerly, with Pochettino saying afterwards that his leading scorer was just a little 'tired'.

The Premier League's leading scorer – in pursuit of a third consecutive Golden Boot – was seemingly rested, though it appears there could have been more to Kane's absence at Wembley ahead of Tottenham's blockbuster trip to Old Trafford.

Kane continues to lead the way for Tottenham this season with eight Premier League goals and 11 in his past eight matches in all competitions, having netted a brace in the 4-1 rout of Liverpool last week. And he would be a huge loss against the Red Devils, having hit eight Premier League goals already this season and leading the division's scoring charts. Speaking about Spurs' performance against West Ham, sans Kane, Pochettino felt his side got complacent after claiming such an easy lead in the first half.

Tottenham and United are level on 20 points after nine matches, five adrift of leaders Manchester City, though Jose Mourinho's men are second on goal difference.