Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has detailed how his side plans to shut down Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane in their Premier League clash tomorrow.
The Spurs striker is on 24 league goals this season and has created nine big chances. He is Tottenham’s clear dangerman in attack.
Ten Hag described Kane as a ‘clever striker’, but believes his side can minimise the England international’s threat.
“It is quite clear his impact on the game from Spurs, and we have a plan, of course, for that, and in the home game we did very well,” Ten Hag said (via Man United’s official website).
“So, yeah. For tomorrow, we need a very good plan as well.
“You have to defend as a team, and he is a clever player, so don’t allow him to come in the situations where he can have a big impact on the game.”
Ten Hag has earmarked Kane as a summer transfer window target. The club needs an elite centre-forward and are making plans to sign him.
Tottenham will be desperate to respond following their abysmal 6-1 loss to Newcastle United.
Spurs subsequently sacked interim manager Cristian Stellini and replaced him with Ryan Mason.
Tomorrow’s game will have an impact on the race to finish in the top four spots and qualify for next season’s Champions League.
If Man United defeat Tottenham, they can open a nine-point gap and knock Spurs out of contention.
Having played two games more than their opponents, Tottenham cannot afford to lose against United.
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