Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Son Heung-min is unlikely to function for Tottenham Hotspur in opposition to Manchester United.
The influential attacker was substituted at half-time throughout Spurs’ 1-1 draw with Newcastle United.
With Spurs having a busy schedule and Son having featured in all of their video games thus far this season, it was speculated that he was withdrawn in an effort to get a relaxation forward of upcoming matches.
But Mourinho confirmed that the South Korean will probably be out of motion for the foreseeable future attributable to harm.
He instructed the Mirror: “It is an harm.
“We’ll have him out for some time. It is his hamstring.”
It comes as an enormous blow for Spurs, with Son having been in glorious kind thus far this season.
Spurs conceded a controversial late penalty in opposition to Newcastle to attract 1-1 regardless of dominating proceedings.
It means they’ve gained one, drawn one and misplaced one from their opening three Premier League matches this season – already putting them underneath stress forward of going through United subsequent weekend.
But, attributable to their Europa League marketing campaign and the Carabao Cup, Spurs face a busy schedule forward of even going through the Reds subsequent week.
They face Chelsea within the Carabao Cup on Tuesday earlier than internet hosting Maccabi Haifa within the Europa League simply two days later – after which a sport in opposition to United follows on Sunday.
It means Spurs’ squad will doubtless be stretched to the restrict over the following week and there might be some stress on to usher in reinforcements within the switch market forward of United.
Son’s absence will place additional stress on Gareth Bale to return rapidly from an harm he picked up on worldwide obligation earlier this month for Wales.
Bale, beforehand linked with United, is but to function for Spurs since becoming a member of on mortgage from Actual Madrid.