Son Heung-min and Gareth Bale injury latest before Man Utd vs Spurs showdown

Jose Mourinho has confirmed both Son Heung-Min and Gareth Bale won't be available for Tottenham' s clash with Manchester United this weekend.

The north Londoners will travel to Old Trafford on Sunday looking to pick up their second league win of the season.

Mourinho, however, won't be able to call on the services of Son or Bale for his return to Old Trafford.

Son, 28, picked up a hamstring injury during Spurs' 1-1 draw with Newcastle United last Sunday and had to be withdrawn at half-time.

It was thought the South Korean's injury wouldn't keep him on the sidelines for too long. That, however, hasn't proven to be the case.

“It’s an injury,” Mourinho said of Son ahead of Spurs' Europa League clash with Maccabi Haifa on Thursday. “We’ll have him out for a while. It’s his hamstring.”

Bale – who returned to the north Londoners on loan from Real Madrid last month – will also miss Sunday's trip to Old Trafford.

The Wales international is still recovering from a minor knee injury, which is expected to keep him on the sidelines until after the international break.

Notable transfer fees for British players

  • 1893: Aston Villa kicked off the big money transfers with tier £100 cheque to land Willie Groves from West Bromwich Albion.
  • 1904: Alf Commons moved from Sunderland to Middlesbrough for £1,000 and sparked a national outrage.
  • 1928: Arsenal bought David Jack from Bolton Wanderers for £10,890
  • 1957: John Charles moves from Leeds to Juventus shatters the transfer record at £65,000
  • 1961: Denis Law joins Manchester United from Torino for £115,000
  • 1970: Martin Peters joins Tottenham from West Ham for £200,000
  • 1977: Kevin Keegan goes from Liverpool to Hamburg for £500,000
  • 1979: Trevor Francis becomes first £1m player with switch from Birmingham to Nottingham Forest.
  • 1996: Alan Shearer goes from Blackburn to Newcastle for £15m
  • 2013: Gareth Bale switches from Tottenham to Real Madrid for £86m

When asked to provide an update on the Welshman, Mourinho said: "Bale cannot play tomorrow or on the weekend, that I can confirm.

"He's working hard, very committed, very professional, very happy, but not yet for tomorrow or for the weekend.

"I believe that the two weeks of the international break can be important weeks to his last phase of recovery and fitness problems, hopefully, to play when we're back the weekend after the national teams.

"We'll see if it is possible to arrive there. From yesterday, it's just fatigue, no injured players, no."

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