Spurs v United - team news
Thu 18 June 2020, 15:40|Tottenham Hotspur
Jose Mourinho has revealed that Harry Kane, Moussa Sissoko and Heung-Min Son will all start against Manchester United as we return to Premier League action on Friday.
All three players required surgery for injuries sustained earlier in the year. Harry (hamstring) and Moussa (knee) have been out since January, while Sonny fractured his arm in our win at Villa in February. Over three months since our last competitive action, all three are fit again.
Asked how he was going to approach the game with Dele suspended, Jose said: "I'm not going to tell you! We were for such a long period without Kane, Son and Sissoko, now we have Kane, Son, Sissoko, but we lose Dele. How are we going to play? I'm not going to tell you. To try to help you, I can say, because maybe it's interesting, the three players who had surgery - Sissoko, Son and Kane - yes, they are going to start."
Otherwise, Japhet Tanganga (back) is out and Jose said there were 'little problems' that would be analysed on Friday morning before any final decisions were made.
Asked if Giovani Lo Celso was struggling for fitness, Jose responded: "Yes, I can confirm that. I consider Gio one of the 'victims' of the rules and the protocols. He was injured at the end of the period before the coronavirus situation. His injury was not an injury in need of surgery, but he needed daily treatment and close contact with physios and fitness coaches, but that wasn't possible.
"So for about two months he was injured and couldn't recover. When the training ground opened and he started having treatment, it wasn't enough to have him 100 per cent. In the last couple of days he trained with the team. Available for tomorrow? Yes, I think so. Tomorrow morning we will test him. Is he going to play 90 minutes? Is he going to start? I don't know. It's been a difficult process for him."