Tottenham's new signing Steed Malbranque has undergone a hernia operation which will sideline him for two months.
Coach Martin Jol confirmed the player opted to have the operation following his £2million move from Fulham last week.
Jol said: 'It was his decision and he will be out for seven or eight weeks.'
Spurs will be without striker Dimitar Berbatov for the trip to Manchester United on Saturday. He collected a groin injury on international duty with Bulgaria has not recovered in time.