Manchester United have been strongly linked with a move for Danny Rose since the summer and with every passing week it appears just a matter of when and not if he will be on our books in the near future.
The rumours of a transfer increased on Saturday after the England international was left out of Tottenham’s matchday squad for Saturday’s North London derby defeat at Arsenal.
Rose was made to train back at Tottenham’s Enfield training ground on Saturday morning instead of being involved in the huge match at the Emirates Stadium. Ben Davies started the game at left-back for Spurs.
However, the 27-year-old believes he is 100% fit and disagrees with Mauricio Pochettino for omitting him from the weekend’s game, according to the Sun.
Danny Rose started the season injured before returning in mid-October, first playing the final 10 minutes of Tottenham’s 1-1 draw at Real Madrid in the Champions League. His only Premier League action this season came in the form of 90 minutes in his side’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at the start of the month.
Speaking to Sky Sports following his side’s loss on Saturday, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino felt it was best that Rose continued to train rather than sit on the bench, saying:
“Remember, we played without Danny for ten months, so we need to build up his fitness and for this game we decided it would be better for him to train rather than be on the bench.”
During the summer Danny Rose said that Tottenham weren’t ambitious enough to win trophies and don’t pay their squad sufficient wages. He saw fellow full-back Kyle Walker move to Manchester City whilst seemingly hoping for a move to Old Trafford himself.
It’s no secret that Jose Mourinho isn’t happy with his options at left-back in our squad. He’s never fancied Luke Shaw, Daley Blind has lost his way in the first team in recent weeks, Marcos Rojo has been sidelined since the end of April, he doesn’t seem to trust Matteo Darmian and Ashley Young has been converted from winger to left-back to start most of our games recently.
Reports suggest that Danny Rose could be a United player as early as January and that Luke Shaw could be part of a swap deal. It seems to be the best option for all parties involved right now. Rose clearly wants to join a bigger club and Shaw could do with a fresh start elsewhere.
Luke Shaw moving in the opposite direction would benefit Tottenham in that he is a ready made replacement for Danny Rose, whilst the England international has also played for manager Mauricio Pochettino during their time at Southampton together.