Jose Mourinho considering Luke Shaw swap deal for Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose – report

Jose Mourinho considering Luke Shaw swap deal for Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose – report

Jose Mourinho is considering the prospect of using Luke Shaw as a makeweight to secure the services of Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose, according to reports.

The Portuguese was openly critical of Shaw’s work rate during the latter stages of the 2016/17 campaign and, despite keeping him at the club over the summer, has not been offered a new long term deal.

Rose, on the other hand, has emerged as one of Mourinho’s primary options after the England left-back noted he wanted to play “up north” at some point in his career.

And according M.E.N‘s Samuel Luckhurst, the 54-year-old will persist with Shaw until December and continue to monitor Rose as a potential option ahead of the summer.

Supporters have been largely supportive of Shaw since his arrival from 2014 – partly because of a ruthless string of injuries falling his way and partly because the youngster can offer a blistering dynamic on the left hand side.

But Mourinho will be wary of Shaw’s proneness to inconsistency and his inability to serve as a regular aspect of this United side. He needs somebody used to battling in the Premier League on a week-in, week-out basis and Rose has demonstrated in recent years a capacity to do just that.

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