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Mauricio Pochettino frustrated at ‘bad Man Utd tackle’ as Harry Kane fears ligament damage

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Manchester United’s defender caught Spurs’ top goalscorer in the closing seconds of today’s Premier League clash at Wembley.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s visitors ran out 1-0 winners thanks to a first-half strike from Kane’s England team-mate Marcus Rashford. 

Tottenham may have suffered two huge blows with the defeat leaving them nine points behind leaders Liverpool and Kane facing a spell on the sidelines.

The seriousness of the ankle problem is unknown yet but the Mirror claim Kane is fearful he has suffered ligament damage.

He sustained the same injury in the run up to the World Cup last summer.

And the impact from Jones today left him in severe pain as he eventually hobbled off the pitch at the final whistle, accompanied by a Tottenham physio.

Pochettino did not put direct blame on Jones for causing the injury but labelled it a poor challenge from the centre-half.

“My worry is that it was a bad tackle in the last moment,” Pochettino said. 

Harry Kane

Tottenham star Harry Kane could face a spell on the sidelines injured (Pic: GETTY)

“It wasn’t the intention of the United player but it was a bad tackle”

Mauricio Pochettino

“It wasn’t the intention of the United player but it was a bad tackle. 

“And now he has bit of a swelling on his ankle and he was limping after the game.

“We are going to lose Son for the Asia Cup and if Harry Kane suffers an injury, it is going to be massive for us.

“It was a clear foul on Harry Kane, a big hit, Mike Dean said he didn’t see it. Kane twisted his ankle and we hope that it is not a big issue.”

He added: “Now we need to assess him the next few days.

“The people they criticise me when we play Harry Kane 15 or 20 minutes at Tranmere and I told you, the injury can appear when you don’t know when. And look today, in the last action of the game. 

“We will see, first of all we need to asses him.”

Tottenham have a Carabao Cup semi-final second leg at Chelsea coming up on January 24.

And Pochettino will be hoping Kane is not ruled out for the Stamford Bridge showdown.

Before that, Spurs go to Fulham next Sunday in the Premier League (4pm).

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