Manchester United take on Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday, who have just sacked interim manager Cristian Stellini following their 6-1 thrashing by Newcastle which saw them go 5-0 down after 20 minutes. The club have offered travelling fans a refund and issued a grovelling apology on social media.

Ryan Mason will take charge of Thursday’s game and Harry Kane is likely to be a key player if they are to get a result. The Spurs striker has been linked with United for years but he’s an opponent tomorrow and Erik ten Hag has told the press we have a plan to deal with him.

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. So, yeh, 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.

The media pushed Ten Hag on what Kane’s greatest strengths were and whether he is a striker who would fit in at United, but he wasn’t keen to entertain transfer suggestions.

First of all, the number of goals. Also, his key actions to come to goal, key passes as well. He is just a great player and a great personality as well.

I am preparing my team for tomorrow for the game against Spurs. He is one of the players we have to face and I do not think about anything else.