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Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho confirms Gareth Bale will MISS Sunday's clash against rumoured-suitors and will NOT go away with Wales... and asks England to go easy on overworked captain Harry Kane Gareth Bale is yet to play for Tottenham following his return from The Welshman has been sidelined and will not play on Thursday or on Sunday were rumoured to be interested in signing Bale this summer Jose Mourinho added he would not ask Gareth Southgate not to pick Harry Kane  Tottenham's players have been working through a gruelling fixture schedule

By Matt Barlow for MailOnline

Published: 13:42 BST, 30 September 2020 | Updated: 14:50 BST, 30 September 2020

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Gareth Bale has his sights on making his second Tottenham debut against West Ham after Jose Mourinho ruled him out of Sunday's game at .

Mourinho insists Bale will not be ready for Old Trafford as he continues to work on his fitness and does not expect Ryan Giggs to call him up for Wales duty in the international break, which includes a friendly against England.

The Spurs boss also says he trusts Gareth Southgate to use Harry Kane, Eric Dier and Harry Winks sparingly after their heavy September workload at club level.

Gareth Bale has been ruled out of Tottenham's match against Manchester United on Sunday

Gareth Bale has been ruled out of Tottenham's match against on Sunday

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho also insists England must be careful with selecting Harry Kane

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho also insists England must be careful with selecting Harry Kane

'Bale cannot play tomorrow or even on the weekend, that I can confirm,' said Mourinho on the eve of a Europa League play-off against Maccabi Haifa. 

'He is working very hard, very committed, very professional, very happy but not yet ready.

'I believe the two weeks of internationals can be important weeks for his last phase of recovering and fitness problem, hopefully to play when we're back to the weekend after national teams. Let's see if it's possible to arrive there.

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