Jose Mourinho has made the recruitment of a new left-back a priority, writes Duncan Castles in the Daily Record. The self-proclaimed Special One wants to eliminate another weakness within the Manchester United squad, and one of the options he is considering is Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose.
The left-back slot became a real problem area for the Red Devils last term, so-much-so that Mourinho gave ample opportunities to Luke Shaw, Daley Blind and Ashley Young, before finally settling on Matteo Darmian – who himself is more comfortable on the right-hand side.
It comes as no secret that Rose is edging for a move away from North London this summer, and in my opinion, he’d be a definite upgrade and become an automatic starter for United almost immediately.
Rose is a player who has bags of Premier League experience, and he’s been included in the last two PFA Teams of the Year which tells you all you need to know about his capabilities.
My main concern would be the fact that we’d have to deal with Daniel Levy. The Spurs chairman is notoriously tough to negotiate with, and the fact that he’s already lost one full-back in a £50million deal will only make it even harder for Edward Woodward to pull off a move.