With Jose Mourinho prioritising buying a new left-back, it is being quoted that the club are confident enough that they will complete the signing of Tottenham’s Danny Rose either in the winter window or in the summer window.
United were linked with the 27-year-old throughout the summer, but with Tottenham playing utter hardball, the move failed to materialise. Now, as per the Daily Mail, United are confident enough that a bid worth £50million will be enough to land the player who questioned Tottenham’s wage structure and even admitted that he would consider moving away from the Lilywhites.
As per Independent, Manchester United have made themselves very clear to Mourinho that funds will be limited in the January transfer window. Hence, the Portuguese would be assessing his options quite cautiously. Mourinho wanted to add attacking personnel to his ranks, but with the aforementioned deal is done, it is hard to see the Devils making concrete offers for their long-term targets.
The likes of Carlos Soler of Valencia and Mesut Ozil of Arsenal are thought to be Mourinho’s personal choices, but now, only a move in the summer transfer window is expected for the duo. Having said that, Mourinho now sees the full-back position as the most vulnerable one, so expect the Portuguese to make an attempt or two for the Tottenham left-back in winter.
Mourinho does have a lot of options to choose from, but given his style of play, only Ashley Young is fitting the bill. The English international has performed admirably well and is expected to be offered new contract soon. As things stand right now, Mourinho will look to add more bodies given that they are alive in all competitions thus far.
Rose, however, won’t come cheap, to say the least! As per the Daily Mail, only a bid of £50million will force Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to consider a sale. Furthermore, there also happens to be a possibility of a potential swap given that Luke Shaw has firmly dropped down in the Man Utd pecking order. But given Shaw’s recent form and his vulnerability to injuries, any such move is unlikely to happen.
Rose’s exit rumours took a stronghold on the day he was dropped against Arsenal. The left-back was left “fuming” with Pochettino’s idea but did insist that he has not fallen out with the Argentine. It is safe to say now that an exciting time lies ahead for United supporters.