Harry Kane could move on from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this summer, but Manchester United will not be his next port of call.
That interest now appears to have ended after Red Devils chief Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Spurs boss Jose Mourinho were engulfed in a war of words over Sunday’s match in north London.
The pair clashed in the tunnel after the match with Mourinho angered by comments the United manager had made about Son Heung-min.
Solskjaer accused Son of play-acting in a first-half incident with Scott McTominay which led to Edinson Cavani’s opening goal being ruled out by VAR.
He told reporters: “If my son stays down for three minutes and he needs his 10 mates to help him up, he won’t get any food.”
A furious Mourinho replied: “I just want to say Sonny is very lucky that his father is a better person than Ole.
“Because I think a father – and I am a father – you have always to feed your kids. It does not matter what they do. If you have to steal to feed your kids, you steal.
“If this is me, telling that player A B or C from another club, if it was my son I wouldn’t give him dinner tonight, what would be the reaction? It’s very sad.”
The bitter fall-out has led to United calling it quits over a move for Kane this summer, with the Old Trafford hierarchy angered by Mourinho’s over-the-top reaction.
While Red Devils chiefs still value Kane’s quality, they now appear increasingly unlikely to pursue a deal and don’t want to pay Tottenham through the nose for his services.