Antonio Conte rules Richarlison out of Manchester United trip due to injury

Antonio Conte rules Richarlison out of Manchester United trip due to injury

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has confirmed that Richarlison will miss the Manchester United clash next week due to an injury.

Spurs continued their fine form following a commanding 2-0 win over Everton at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday evening.

Richarlison came off shortly after the second half with what looked like a calf injury and the Italian boss has confirmed that the former Everton forward is definitely ruled out of the Old Trafford trip next week.

The former Chelsea boss also confirmed that Kulusevski will sit the game out as well with a hamstring injury.

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Speaking after the win over the Toffees, Conte told the media about Richarlison’s injury in the second half: “Yeah for sure he’s [Richarlison] out against Manchester United. He felt something in his calf and he won’t be available for that game.

“I think he needs a bit of time to recover. It’s a pity because we are talking about a player that gives us a lot of quality but at the same time also is strong and he improves our intensity.

“The problem with Kulusevski needs time to recover. Fingers crossed for the next games because we have to play many games in a short period.”

Manchester United will face Newcastle United at Old Trafford on Sunday before they host Spurs this midweek.