Manchester United preparing January offer for Danny Rose

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Jose Mourinho wants to strengthen his options at left-back for Manchester United with the signing of Tottenham’s Danny Rose, according to The Daily Mirror.

Danny Rose made his first Premier League appearance since February earlier this month after recovering from an ACL injury.

The 27-year-old was left out of Spurs’ squad for a pivotal North London derby against Arsenal, leading to rumours of a rift between player and manager.

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Excluding the current season, Danny Rose is one of only three players to have found the net for Tottenham in each of the past four Premier League campaigns (2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 & 2016/17). The other two are Tottenham’s most valuable assets: Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen.

Mauricio Pochettino was quick to shut down any questions on a strained relationship with Rose, insisting the player was rested to build fitness after a lengthy time of inactivity.

“He is doing well, the training session on Saturday was good for him,” said the Spurs boss in a pre-match press conference ahead of a UEFA Champions League meeting with Borussia Dortmund.

“I cannot speak about rumours. If you ask me if Danny Rose is here and we have an issue, I say no. But to speak about rumours, no. No issue with him.”

Despite Danny Rose’s stature as one of the best fullbacks in the division, Tottenham have endured little-to-no problems in covering his absence.

Welsh full-back Ben Davies has grabbed his opportunity with both hands, making 13 appearances in all competitions and scoring twice in the Premier League.

Though Manchester United have an ensemble of options at left-back, including Luke Shaw, Ashley Young, Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind, none of them stand out as a guaranteed starter week-in, week-out.

Danny Rose’s quality would surely boost him into a first-choice spot at Manchester United, something the Englishman will need in order to book his place for the England squad at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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