Spurs striker Harry Kane looks almost certain to start this weekend against the Blades.
Blades fans had been hoping Kane might miss out after missing the weekend draw at Everton. Kane’s absence was felt by Spurs at Goodison Park, as they came away with just a draw.
Typically, Kane, as he has done so many times, has quickly gotten over his illness. He returned to the Spurs starting XI last night in a 4-0 win at FK Crvena Zveda.
And Kane’s performance, plus the fact he got through 90 minutes, suggests he is back to 100%.
Having Harry Kane fit and firing is vitally important for Spurs. Their season has not lived up to expectations this year as yet, therefore, they need all the help they can get.
He’s bagged six times already this season for Mauricio Pochettino’s men. This, despite the team struggling to put together any sort of consistent results and performances.
He smashed in 17 goals last season and is in fine form for England too. Kane could well be on his way to surpassing Wayne Rooney at the top of the international goal charts if he carries on as is.
Blades not to worry
Much like when United found out Heung Min Son would be available, this won’t alter Chris Wilder’s plans.
It would be foolish to prepare to face Spurs without taking Kane into consideration. However, for the Premier League’s best defence, it will be just another day at the office – they hope!
United have faced quality this season up front. Jamie Vardy being the standout, while the Liverpool front three need no introduction.
Nevertheless, Kane represents a different sort of challenge for United’s steely rearguard. Kane’s presence, power, movement, and ruthless finishing means the Blades back three won’t want to give him an inch.
It’s all set for an intriguing encounter. Whether Harry Kane can find his way past a Blades defence led by John Egan, remains to be seen.