Jose Mourinho is prioritising trying to sign a full-back in January, according to The Independent. Manchester United are also apparently considering acting upon the longstanding interest in Tottenham Hotspurs’ Danny Rose.
The report adds that the club have made it known that limited funds will be available in the middle of the season, so that may mean United’s boss may have to sell before he can buy – which wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world, considering the copious amounts of deadwood that still remains within the squad.
Left-back has become a real issue for the Red Devils, so-much-so that our best option out there right now is a 32-year-old Ashley Young. Don’t get me wrong, the veteran is doing well, but he’s just not a natural in that area of the field – particularly in the long-term.
I look straight to Luke Shaw. This is a young man who should have nailed down his place in the team by now, but for one reason or another, he just hasn’t been able to. It seems as though Mourinho has all-but given up on the former Southampton man, so letting Shaw go and bringing Rose in (if Spurs are willing to sell), would make a whole lot of sense for all involved.