"I don't speak about injured players, so don't ask me about Harry Kane", the Portuguese added, before listing United's own lengthy injury list.
Tottenham and Manchester United share 20 equal points to sit third and second respectively in the EPL table separated by goal difference.
Since then, they've won 56 of the 98 top flight matches in which the 24-year-old has appeared - or, in other words, 57.1 per cent. Despite that, they will pose a huge threat at Old Trafford.
"We had lots of draws last season, too many, but normally at home, we are a strong, confident team".
Kane is also a doubt for Tottenham's Champions League clash with Real Madrid at Wembley next week.
Spurs have been here before, as recently as last season, when Kane missed eight Premier League fixtures, split into two blocks.
And, if Marcus Rashford were to make an appearance against Spurs, it will be 3,883 consecutive games that a United manager has selected a youth team graduate in their match-day squad.