Manchester United Football Club have made three stunning signings so far, with Jose Mourinho typically identifying problems and solving them as quickly as possible. Now, the self-proclaimed Special One could have just been handed a boost in their pursuit of Danny Rose; whom the Red Devils have been linked with.
On Tuesday morning, in a stunning exclusive interview with The Sun, the 27-year-old left-back has strongly hinted at an exit from White Hart Lane. Although Rose has claimed that he will not force an exit away from Spurs, it seems pretty clear that he would like a move.
Amongst the topic of discussion was playing up North again, and the Three Lions defender has confirmed he will move back up here before his career is done.
“I will say this too — I will play up north. I don’t know exactly when, but I will get back up north and play some football somewhere.” Rose told The Sun.
“I moved away from home (from Leeds to Spurs) at 16.”
“Yes I’ve got team-mates who have moved away from families in South Korea and Argentina, but I have been away for over ten years now and I don’t get to see my mum that often.”
“I am going to make it my priority before I retire to play football up there.”
The interview seems damning from Rose. He certainly doesn’t hold back where his current Spurs teammates are concerned, and I bet there was some tension in and around training this morning. Heck, I’d be fuming if I were one of his pals.
I like Rose as a player, and I think he’d drastically improve Manchester United’s starting line-up. This is a man who has been included in the last two PFA Team of the Years, and he has bags of experience in this league. For me, I’d take him over Luke Shaw in a heartbeat.
My problem comes in regards to the way he has gone about this. As previously stated, he hasn’t held back and it feels as though he’s trying to force an exit. If he can do that at Spurs, whats to stop him from doing that again in future if we sign him?
On top of that, Daniel Levy is a notoriously tough chairman to negotiate with. After already selling Kyle Walker to Manchester City, I doubt he’ll be keen on the idea of parting with another regular starter.