Manchester United will not make a bid for Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose this summer despite the Englishman expressing a desire to play ‘up north’, according to reports.
The Englishman, who made his Spurs debut back in 2010, gave a controversial interview to the Sun on Thursday in which he admonished his club for a lack of ambition in the transfer market whilst expressing a clear frustration at the back of silverware at White Hart Lane in recent times.
Jose Mourinho is keen on securing a left back before the window closes and, according to reports, has made the unsettled Rose a priority.
The Times‘ Matt Hughes has confirmed that the 27-year-old would consider joining either Chelsea or Man United if a lucrative offer came along, but the latter will not make an approach for Rose over the next few weeks.
Left back was a murky position for Mourinho last season: Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind, Ashley Young and Matteo Darmian all took turns, with the Italian proving most successful, but you sense that replicating the raw power of Antonio Valencia on the left hand side could open up new dimensions for the side going forward.
That said, following Mourinho’s comments over the club’s transfer policy on Friday, where he stated that his priority was signing a winger before the window shuts, you can see that his priorities are elsewhere.